|Name of Artist||Iris Gowen|
|Title||Urban Connections: the Global Village|
|Dimensions||36" x 36"|
silk (printed and iridescent), printed cottons and blends (from fifteendifferent countries
|Techniques||machine piecing and quilting|
The original inspiration for this quilt came from real cities where I have lived : Ibadan and Lagos (Nigeria), New York, New York, Kathamandu (Nepal), Beijing (China) and Florence (Italy). The individual cities depicted evolved to include cities of the imagination. The cities are separated with strips of color, which are linked with squares depicting computer circuitry, this is the fabric which borders and unites the quilt as a whole. The title of the quilt pays homage to Buckminster Fuller's concept of a "global village".
|Photo Credit||William Dewey|
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