MimeticMaps

Maps camouflaged as meats

Mimetic Maps is an art-book which visualizes unexpected similarities between meats and maps. The objective of this work is to suggest a new perspective on the world map.

1. Finland sirloin steak

Finland Sirloin Steak, one of main feature of the book, looks just like a raw sirloin steak. However, its shape is a trace of Finland mapdata (c) OpenStreetMaps CC 2.0 CC-BY-SA. I’ve made lakes and rivers in Finland to look as though they’ve been covered in salt. The interesting thing about this work is how it presents a new perspective when it has been colored in red. Salted areas which are the lakes and rivers do really exist in the world.

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– Finland sirloin steak

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– similarities between meats and maps

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– Finland sirloin steaks on sale

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– The details of the Finland sirloin steak

2. An Finland Shabu-shabu

Using Finland’s map, I’ve also made representation of Shabu-shabu*. In Japanese supermarkets, you will see meat being sold like below.
*Shabu-shabu is a Japanese dish where you dip slices of meats and vegetables into a pot with boiling hot water.

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– Finland Shabu-shabu on sale

3. Variation

The island of Taiwan has been turned into a raw fillet steak. You can image its rich thick taste.

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– Taiwan fillet

Cuba’s Territorial waters have become three slices of pork.

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– Cuban Pork

Here we have an illustration of a few gray cattle.

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– gray cattle.

MimeticMaps was posted on..
Hyperallergic(Nov.9 2016):
http://hyperallergic.com/333365/maps-made-to-look-like-cuts-of-meat/
Spoon&Tamago(Oct.19 2016):
http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2016/10/19/mimeticmaps-meats-that-mimic-maps/

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