Sarah Hare<br/>
<em>Ocean</em> 2020<br/>
thread and acrylic on paper<br/>
121 x 120 cm<br/>
Presbyterian Ladies' College, Burwood<br/>
© Sarah Hare<br/>

Ocean is an ode to the simple three-atom molecule that breathes life into our planet: H2O. Inspired by the vast power and unpredictability of the surging oceans, spontaneity and a lack of control was key in Hare’s approach to the work. In the natural world, both chemistry and spontaneity coalesce in perfect harmony. Hare explored this relationship in a tapestry made up of hole punched, woven paper patchwork squares. The work embodies the shifting colours of the ocean and the feeling of being immersed in light when under the water.