Friday, 19 July 2024

Textile Details

'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 collection
Location: Deborah Stockdale, Letterkenny, Republic of Ireland
Original / Replica: Original
Photographer: Deborah Stockdale
Provenance: 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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