Pattern of The World


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.  

330 wide x 210cm  high

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Pattern of The World - 330 x 210cm
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Pattern of the World - detail of Africa
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Susan Stockwell