What Philip Graham is Thinking About

It’s always interesting to be able to track the mind of another writer—to see similarities and differences. Philip Graham knows my love and practice of suminagashi, and sent me images with the title “Suminagashi on Jupiter.” Of course it is the fractal nature of the universe that lets ink and water create the same shapes in a tray that occur throughout the cosmos.
(Not the exact image, but similar).

In response to the 16th century map of Iceland (https://miriamswell.wordpress.com/2018/12/14/fantastical-16th-century-map-of-iceland/) Phil reminded me of his love of islands, and maps.

Here is his piece on Atlas of Remote Islands, by Judith Schlansky.

http://www.philipgraham.net/2010/10/a-map-of-what/
And here are some more maps you might want to explore:

http://www.philipgraham.net/2018/04/mapping-the-invisible/

Certainly for many writers—including writers of fantasy fiction—the map is its own part of the narrative. A map is setting—but more—as it implies not just terrain but the meaning and history of a piece of earth.

For some reason, I myself have always loved maps showing what Genghis Khan conquered.

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About Miriam Sagan

I'm blogging about poetry, land art, haiku, women artists, road trips, and Baba Yaga at Miriam's Well (https://miriamswell.wordpress.com). The well is ALWAYS looking to publish poetry on our themes, sudden fiction, and guest bloggers and musers.

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