Local illustrator Caroline Harper created this hand-drawn map of South London for Dulwich Picture Gallery, to celebrate 200 years of great art on your doorstep.
At once geographical, historical, architectural and mythical, Caroline's maps offer her own view of an area and all that defines it. They help people find their way, and also themselves. The intricate detail of a street here, a building there and an anecdote everywhere, are a natural extension of Caroline's other life as an Art Director working in film and television.
Caroline's insights into the motifs and spirits of Dulwich and its surrounds draw on a life of living in and around London. "These maps allow me to capture all of my own experiences on one sheet of paper", says Caroline. 'They help me make sense of things, as I hope they do for others. When on display, I love to see the mess of fingerprints on the glass in front where people have pointed out just a small part of their own particular story."
Cello wrapped in an A3 dark grey cardboard mount. 40 x 50 cm including mount.