Wonderlust – by Mark Andrew Webber is a hand carved map of berlin so large – a printing press could not accommodate it.
Over 2 years in the making, Wonderlust opened with a reception for the artist on Thursday 24th July and has seen the debut of a number of new and highly anticipated works as well as a unique opportunity for the public to actively participate in the printing of his most ambitious piece to date.
The centerpiece of the show was the unveiling of the brand new map of Berlin, which was featured as part of a working print studio in the third and final room. Carved on a single 3.4 x 1.7m sheet of linoleum, it took an extraordinary 16 months to research, design and carve, and was conceived and completed in the full knowledge that there was no printing press in the world large enough to accommodate it.
A stop-motion video of the Berlin map carving process
It’s amazing how slow and tedious of a process hand carving things like this can be. Add in the element of creating a larger picture, out of a ton of smaller letters, and this project would quickly overwhelm me.
For Mark Andrew Webber please visitwww.markandrewwebber.com
and if you have a similar project to share, please do! We would love to give you some press #punintended