In June 2015 I walked the ancient pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago, from St Jean Pied de Port in France, to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. The Camino Frances, which this portion of the route is called, is 500 miles long. Although this is the most popular route, there are many thousand year old caminos to Santiago as indicated on this map.
22” x 24”
paper, thread, buttons, batting
Along the Camino de Santiago, large maps were posted at the entrance of towns indicating the placement of all the buildings and homes and the route through the town. I took pictures of the maps and translated them to these cutouts. I chose 36 towns as it took 36 days to walk the 500 miles.
5” x 5” each, arrangement variable
One of the pilgrims I met while on the Camino said the journey was like walking with angels. These ceramic muses protect the pilgims on their journey.