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Deconstructing the commonplace is an art in and of itself. It is somehow easier to appreciate the artistry of everyday objects when they are taken out of context and presented as something new. John Mann’s simple yet whimsical photographs of map cutouts often rely on sight gags to express a concept . The equator is whittled down to a thin strip of curved paper, an eclipse becomes a halved globe – the ideas are uncomplicated but manage to transform a utility into something evocative.

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