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The Sun Connection

50cm (D)
2011-12, linen, video, cotton, beads, sequins, steps

Sera Waters | Artist
Like Cedar Prest’s gothic rose stained glass design (featured in Stow Memorial Church), this round embroidery and film is a colour-filled homage to the light of the Australian sun. It is also a portal across time. The sun, both awesome and mundane, has maintained a daily presence across human life. It is a defining experience of life in Australia, and I picture people past living beneath the sun (basking, baking, burning) just as we do now. I find a form of connection and transcendence in such repetitiveness; from the sun’s relentless presence, to the act of intensive stitching. These acts and observations transcend time.