Gardens in the sea

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Gardens in the sea

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Dyed vintage handkerchiefs, buttons, thread and acrylic paint. 

Inspiration:

“Delighted as I was, however, with the beauty of the objects around me, I was no less pleased with those beneath. Our boat glided along over countless shallows, where the water was as clear as crystal, so that the smallest pebble at the bottom was distinctly visible. I could observe groups and clusters of coloured coral and madrepore-stone, whose magnificence challenges all description. It might be said that there was a quantity of fairy flower and kitchengardens in the sea, full of gigantic flowers, blossoms, and leaves, varied by fungi and pulse of every description, like open arabesque work, the whole interspersed with pretty groups of rocks of every hue.”

CHAPTER VII. THE VOYAGE FROM VALPARAISO TO CANTON VIA TAHITI.   A Woman’s Journey round the World by Ida Laura Phieffer, 1850

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