June 21, 2017

Resident Map of Seattle

Resident Map of Seattle, hand-stitched cotton thread, linen, 16"x23"

“We don’t see the world as it is, we see it as we are.”  Anais Nin 

I took the idea of a tourist map and created my own subjective map of Seattle, using images that resonate for me on multiple levels. I reoriented its direction so that East is on the top and framed it on the left side with a construction crane and on the right side with crows in a winter tree.

There are at least 25 stitched symbols within the Resident Map which include:

  • Herschel the sea lion in Shilshole Bay
  • Red-eared Slider turtle at Golden Gardens
  • Ballard Railroad Drawbridge, Ballard Locks
  • Ballard neighborhood: my house, Ballard Library, playground, Corners Park
  • Lenin statue, Fremont
  • Gasworks Park
  • Greenlake Park
  • Magnuson Park, Soundgarden
  • University of Washington canoe rental
  • Black Sun sculpture, Noguchi, Volunteer Park (space needle inside)
  • Elephant Car Wash
  • Louise Bourgeois Eye Bench at Seattle Sculpture garden
  • guinea pig, Seattle Animal Shelter
  • Washington State Ferry
  • Giant Pacific Octopus
  • Smith Tower
  • Beacon Hill Veterans Hospital
  • Mt. Ranier
  • Boeing Field
  • Hat & Boots, Georgetown
  • Duwamish traditional lands, Longhouse
  • Alki, Statue of Liberty
  • Harbor Island, shipping containers
  • Amtrak Cascades
  • ArtXchange Gallery

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