Antarctic Thesaurus


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I like the idea of stitching a slow laborious line across the fabric to represent a complicated journey. Paul Klee stated once that drawing is taking a line for a walk. I try to take my line on a very long and tricky tour. The stitching is a way to mirror, in a tiny way, the slow manner of walking on ice. Of travel in general in fact. Plugging in and out of soft snow or biting ice with crampons. The lines are domestic or private cartographic meanderings.

Stephen Eastaugh, Australian Antarctic artist, 2007