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Pattern of the World

Drawing
2000 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

In this drawing Stockwell has used dressmaking patterns, pinned together, and stained with tea and coffee, to create a fragile map of the world. She has used these materials to allude to Britain's colonial legacy and to refer to the way in which the trade in commodities - tea, coffee, and textiles, but also human labour - has helped to shape the political and economic relations of today's world.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Dressmaking pattern papers stained with tea and coffee; pins
Brief Description
'Pattern of the World', a map of the world drawn in washes of tea and coffee on dressmaking pattern tissues, pinned together, Susan Stockwell; Great Britain, 2000
Physical Description
A map of the world drawn in washes of tea and coffee on a support of dressmaking pattern papers, pinned together in three separate pieces.
Dimensions
  • When displayed height: 210cm
  • When displayed width: 330cm
Gallery Label
Using dressmaking patterns stained with tea and coffee, Stockwell has pieced together a fragile map which alludes to Britain's colonial legacy, and the ways in which the trade in commodities - tea, coffee, textiles, human labour - has helped to shape the political and economic relations of today's world.(2007)
Subject depicted
Summary
In this drawing Stockwell has used dressmaking patterns, pinned together, and stained with tea and coffee, to create a fragile map of the world. She has used these materials to allude to Britain's colonial legacy and to refer to the way in which the trade in commodities - tea, coffee, and textiles, but also human labour - has helped to shape the political and economic relations of today's world.
Collection
Accession Number
E.1095-2002

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record createdApril 28, 2003
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