Name of Artist Iris Gowen
Title Urban Connections: the Global Village
Year completed 2006
Dimensions 36" x 36"
Materials
silk (printed and iridescent), printed cottons and blends (from fifteendifferent countries
Techniques machine piecing and quilting
Artist Statement
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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