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Blood Falls

  • Owner:
    Private Collection
  • Location:
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Maker:
    Alison Muir
  • Pattern:
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 98 cm
    Width: 85 cm


Researchers have found a new kind on microbial life flourishing in a dark icy-cold pool of ancient water under an Antarctic glacier. ‘Blood Falls’ is a rusty discolouration on the face of the Taylor Glacier in Antarctica caused by a transparent briny iron rich liquid that oxidises and turns red on exposure. The ice below is stained red. The blue and white background of collaged men’s shirts represents man’s discovery of the microbial life which as yet is still undisturbed and uncommercialised.

Exhibitions: SAQA International exhibition 'Art meets Science'

Publications: 'Art meets Science' SAQA catalogue;
Members Gallery: OzquiltNetwork website 2014

Family wedding present


Materials: recycled shirts and handkerchiefs, silk, voile, rayon
Techniques: collage, fused appliqué, machine embroidery


Andy Payne, Photographix

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