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Austin American-Statesman: 2013 Article by Luke Quinton

Jennifer ChenowethArtist Jennifer Chenoweth maps Austin’s emotional hot spots

Oscar Wilde once wrote that a map that leaves out utopia is not even worth glancing at.

Maps have a great tendency to reflect the wishes and hopes of their readers. Wilde wanted utopia, but maps are always changing, and the new regime of satellite maps has made the terra incognita that much more tangible. We can take a kind of digital car ride down streets in countries we’ve never been. Of course, you can always get a virtual visit to Utopia, Texas.

But could you use a map of Austin to mark your emotional experiences?

Austin artist Jennifer Chenoweth has lately been asking friends and strangers to do exactly that.


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