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    'Micro Cosmos', by Deborah Stockdale. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)
    'Micro Cosmos', by Deborah Stockdale. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)


    Title of Textile:Micro Cosmos
    Maker: Deborah Stockdale
    Country of Origin: Republic of Ireland
    Year Produced: 2008
    Size (cm): Four standard arpillera size wall hangings
    Materials: painted and quilted images
    Type of Textile: Wall hanging

    Micro Cosmos is part of a series of new work created by Deborah Stockdale, of Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal. Forms and images from the natural world together with microscopic images of plants, animals and minerals were her source of inspiration for this series of four pieces: "I have painted and quilted panels depicting micro crystals, feldspar, bacteria and viruses, single-celled pond dwellers and diatoms, etc. They began to burst with colour and energy as soon as I started painting and quilting them, so I knew it was a fruitful creative path to follow."

    Deborah is hopeful that Micro Cosmos may have deepened peoples' appreciation of art work on scientific themes and challenged some preconceptions: "About what is 'art', what is a 'quilt' and I hope also it triggered some wonder in people about the microscopic world we all live in."

    Owner: Deborah Stockdale
    Location: Deborah Stockdale, Letterkenny, Republic of Ireland
    Original / Replica: Original
    Photographer: Deborah Stockdale

    Textile exhibited at: 'Micro Cosmos', 3/12/2008 - 12/01/2009
    Story Makers 2008-2011, Twenty-five textile stories, 13/03/2012 - 18/06/2012

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