This hand crafted globe manipulates the logic of calculating a sphere from a flat, with the different hues for each longitude and latitude creating coloured bands. These bands represent layers of light and reflection, similar to the way colours physically arise and mix, when we see them in nature. The pattern is similar to the weave of a blanket. The 72 longitude sections and 36 latitude sections generate 2,592 different shades. The globe is 80 cm in diameter and spins on three ball-bearings on a brass frame. This allowes to see the map from any possible angle.
© 2013 Mathias Hahn