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(C) 2014 Anna von Mertens

South
2003, hand-stitched, hand-dyed cotton, plywood, laminate, mattress frame, 60" x 80" x 17"

The abstract landscape of South is from Red Rocks National Park, where surprising red rocks jut out of the desert. The stitch pattern shows the metabolic pathways of a cell, as just in a desert ecosystem, every reaction is dependent upon the surrounding, available material. idea of potential energy, the step before actual energy production.

 

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