Susan Stockwell, 'Tea Country', 2000

Susan Stockwell, 'Tea Country', 2000

Susan Stockwell (born 1962)
'Tea Country'
2000
Tea bags, cut and stitched, pasted onto paper
Museum no. E.716-2003
© Susan Stockwell

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.