Alicia Merrett – The Island


103 x 97 cm –

£ 950.

An imaginary island with many features derived from research on real islands:  mountains in slight relief, a lake, rivers, beaches, roads, cultivated fields, dwellings. Appliquéed onto a wholecloth blue sea.

the island



Maps fascinate me; I believe them to be an ancient and important part of mankind’s need to interpret and understand the world around us.  My maps are sometimes completely imaginary; at other times they are loosely based on historical or contemporary maps and aerial views.  I work mainly with hand-dyed fabrics, using the technique of freehand cutting and stitching gently curved seams, fine piece lines, and also some fused collage.