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Boyle Family

Turske & Whitney Gallery

Based in Greenwich, England, Boyle Family consists of Mark Boyle, Joan Hills, and their children, Sebastian and Georgia Boyle. Working as a collective unit (or “four feuding dictators,” as Sebastian puts it), the Boyles have spent the last 20 years working on a still continuing series called Journey to the Surface of the Earth. It began in August 1968 when the Boyles had a blindfolded group of family and friends throw darts at a large world map; by this method, they selected 1,000 locations randomly scattered all over the world. Since then, the Boyles have been systematically visiting as many of these sites as possible. Using the same procedure with progressively larger-scale maps, the Boyles narrow down their geographical objective to a specific spot of earth (from 3 by 3 to 6 by 12 feet), determined by throwing a right angle up in the air and, wherever it lands, marking off the area that

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