Out of whose womb came the ice?
And the hoary frost of Heaven, who hath gendered it?
The waters are hid as with a stone,
And the face of the deep is frozen.
This sequence of poems uses phrases sourced from H.P. Lovecraft’s novella ‘At the Mountains of Madness’, first published in the periodical Astounding Stories in 1936.
The images for the collages were sourced from Ocean Frontiers: Explorations by Oceanographers on Five Continents, edited by Elisabeth Mann Borgese (New York: Harry N. Abrams Inc., 1992) and The Miracle Planet, by Bruce Brown and Lane Morgan (Child & Associates, Frenchs Forest, NSW, 1989).