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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tea & Art




Susan Stockwell (born 1962)
Tea Country
2000
Tea bags, cut and stitched, pasted onto paper
Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Stockwell has often used maps to explore the history of trade and economic power. Here, she has stitched together used tea bags to make a simple map. It is a witty allusion to the British obsession with tea-drinking, but also refers indirectly to the legacy of the British empire in India.



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