Annie Perry from Chicago, IL

Annie Perry from Chicago, IL

Submitted by Annie Perry from Chicago, IL. 
Title of panel: “Freedom Machine”; 
Dream Theme: Energy 
Did you enjoy this project?”Yes – I created an edition of three panels, and like having a theme to base my design.”
What could the next IFC project be?”Equillateral Triangles or Hexagons that wrap a circular structure or building that focuses on sustainability and energy. Encourage collaborators to use recycled or repurposed materials.”
Materials and Techniques Used:Recycled fabrics – Cotton, Nylon, and Polyester (T-shirts that have been worn while riding a bike, clothing, and flags. 
Panel Statement:”Inspired from the Art Deco aesthetic of the 1920s and the life of Annie Londonderry who was the first woman to ride her bike around the world in 1894, this panel uses an angular design and a sunburst along with a simplified image of a bicycle and bike gears to inspire thought of the bicycle as a mode of leisurely travel and envision an idealized world in which more people use the bicycle as their primary mode of transportation.
In 1896, Susan B. Anthony told the New York World’s Nellie Bly that bicycling had “done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world.” In the late 1800’s, the bycycle literally became a tool of personal and political freedom for women. A a woman in 2010 living in Chicago, I ride my bike to and from work and to run errands. I believe that the bicycle can become a Freedom Machine once again for our society, enabling us to become more energy independent and to rely on our own pedal power for short trips. With the bicycle and friendlier roads for pedestrians, bikers, and drivers our way of life has the possibility to radically change and improve both our individual and societal liberty.”

Annie Perry

Annie Perry