Ephemeral Sea

North Sydney Girls High School

Joanna Lee


"‘Ephemera Sea’ critiques the current coral bleaching issue and is inspired by the ocean reflected in the ocean beading designs, colours and Suzusan manipulated organza."

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"I utilised the traditional Japanese fabric manipulation technique called Suzusan which can be found on the overlay skirt and left shoulder. The sculptural technique alludes to coral where the transition from coloured to white suggests coral bleaching. This decorative manufacturing technique contributes to the artistic aesthetic of the piece."

"I have employed sashiko embroidery which can be found on the top surface and the outlines of the top and skirt. The recurring lines create movement and rhythm throughout the whole piece. As it is repeated on the top and skirt, this decoration is one that unifies the piece together."

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