Inspired by a commission from Mentoring Artist's for Women's Art, this
work is based on a book of the same name by I.J. Staworth. Originally,
a familiar looking globe with proper political boundaries would result
from the building process. I scanned the diecut pages, and applied my
own values to the resulting files.
My world portrays a population density of women per square kilometer
[wpsk], spreading this range across each country from the political
capitol to the furthest border, blurring the distinctions between political
boundaries and providing a graphic representation of this community's
presence. Light colored areas show those less than 54 wpsk. Midrange
values are 54 -244 wpsk, and the darkest range is those countries over
244 wpsk. The globe is executed in shades of pink, on a black
From Mongolia (1.70) to Monaco (15,921 wpsk) this overview of the world
approximates the distribution of women around the globe, with a little
spin on the proximity geographically to political power.
Statistics were derived from the CIA Factbook, 2001.
About this piece:
Title: Build your own world
Dimensions: 20" diameter