THE GREAT WALL

© 2001 Patricia Gould

29 x 38.5 inches
$1500

I chose to depict The Great Wall of China in fiber since it made a huge impression on me when I walked upon it. The way the masonry and clay walls meander across the spines of these very sharp hills is intriguing. Only small sections have been restored, while the majority of it is being slowly reclaimed by the earth. This restored section is a beautiful example of the prominence of the structure, as the walls and towers march across thousands of miles of harsh landscape. Ironically, this incredible structure was built over the centuries to keep China safe from foreign invasions, yet today is one of the main tourist attractions, drawing visitors from the entire world.

EXHIBITIONS

Ancient Cultures/Modern Artifacts, Wooden Cow Gallery, Albuquerque NM, 2010

Illuminations, Mass. General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston MA, 2002 & 2007

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, Williamsburg VA, 2003

5th Annual Juried Show, Gallery West, Alexandria VA, 2002 – Honorable Mention

Lines Into Shapes, The Art Center at Estes Park, Estes Park CO, 2001

The Great Wall – Detail