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Seacliff, Murawai

2005
550mm x 970mm
Acrylic pigment on silk, wool filled, hand stitched, mounted & framed
Photo: Geoff Ambler

Private collection, Australia

​There’s a gannet colony at Murawai. The birds cover the cliff tops with their nests and have done for generations. When it rains, residue is washed from the nests, down the cliff face and into the sea. Where they meet, the elements of sea and residue create suitable conditions for brilliant green algae to flourish. Above it the cliff if glazed buff with guano and below the sea scours the volcanic rock to steely grey, but between them shines a soft and luscious growth of green.