The "Compendium of Connectivity" for a world analogous to Earth

2016

37″ x 32″

Painted, quilted map with thread net overlay, held in place with frame. Map legend contains QR code linking to associated content on www.susanpolansky.com

Knots & Tangles:

Many challenges to this project!

“Invisible” thread (thin, almost clear) is difficult to work with as it’s hard to see!

Thread-lace people and the “invisible” grid were made with water soluble stabilizer. I erred in using a stabilizer that didn’t disappear completely, leaving a mass of white fibers behind, so I had to re-do everything.

Computer Usage:

Painting reference to on-line atlas and vintage maps .

Research regarding global internet usage patterns.

Photoshop Elements creation of my analogous world internet usage document “Compendium of Connectivity,” including creation of animated .gif

QR code linkage from map legend to animated .gif on my website

Exhibit History:

Concord Art Museum, Members Juried Show, 2016

Completely Original

What's not mine?

Paint Used

Is This Art Framed?