My series has been about reinterpreting my place in the world. I wanted to explore how New Zealand is portrayed in a style that was different from green scenery and endangered native birds and to make a strong statement.
I chose to create an abstract image of the continent Zealandia in the warm colours like those used in undersea maps. After breaking from Gondwanaland Zealandia has been mostly under the sea. Scientists argue about whether it submerged completely then partially rose, or whether it only partly submerged. In either case only 10% of Zealandia is visible above water; this part of the continent forms the islands of New Zealand.
The fabrics are my own hand dyes (with maybe a borrowed green; green is my dye weakness), cotton batting, backing is the drop cloth from a dying session (perhaps my other dye weakness is my messiness).
I'm pleased to say I finished all three of the projects on my Q1 list here. The linkup for the finishes is here and there is lots of eye candy representing lots of hard work.