Mapping Earth

Mapping Earth

Artist: Alicia Merrett

Title: Mapping Earth

Attribution: Mapping Earth, 2009, Alicia Merrett

Year: 2009

Materials: Hand-dyed cotton sateen fabrics, cotton and polyester threads

Dimensions: 24" x 24"

Image Statement: A view from above of a village at the crossroads - a common feature of the English landscape. Maps have an irresistible appeal – they show us where places are and how to get to them; they describe features of our planet. Maps have been crucial in the development of mankind.