This piece is a finalist in the 2022 Australasian Quilting Convention challenge.
The theme was ‘Going Green’.
Blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria) are naturally occurring organisms that live in waterways. Under certain conditions they go crazy and reproduce expeditiously forming ‘toxic blooms’ that impact the environment. These conditions include excessive nutrients (often the result of fertilizer run off) and hot, dry seasons. Decomposing algae brings a depletion of oxygen in the water, leading to fish kills, and makes the water hazardous to drink or come in contact with. Throughout Australia, the potential for blooms is increasing…..a ‘going green’ not to be admired.
Cotton fabrics, silk organza, tulle, polyester and metallic threads.
Hand-painted and printed with thickened dyes, raw-edge applique, foiling, painting, free-motion stitching.