Vulnerable animal egg 3

Glade-Wright, Robyn (2011) Vulnerable animal egg 3. [Artefact]

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My three artworks are embroidered images of vulnerable animal eggs. My work seeks to elicit reflection about the vulnerability of animals. I have attempted to use beauty subversively in the work. I have tried to create beautiful images of the eggs, however, the beauty of the egg could be lost at any time as the vulnerable status means that the species teeters precariously on the edge of survival and extinction. If the species is lost to extinction the opportunity for a relationship between living entities is lost and the beauty of this relationship is extinguished forever.

Research Statement

Research Background My research seeks to elicit reflection and understanding about the vulnerability of plants and animals. I purposely seek to create beauty in the visual representations of species which teeter precariously on the edge of survival and extinction. My use of beauty is subversive. It is as fragile as the life of the species. When species are lost to extinction, the possibility of relationships between living entities is forever extinguished. This creates a more impoverished existence. My visual work tests the capacity of art to elicit reflection and involves research into the nature of aesthetics.
Research Contribution Making the unseen loss of plant and animal species visible may increase understanding of how extinction reduces biodiversity and ultimately creates a more impoverished future for us all. The challenge of making this silent survival struggle heard and known may influence the choices people make as they live and interact in the tropical environment.
Research Significance Creating a means to communicate knowledge of the effects of climate change in a manner which effects the way we live in the Tropics is a significant challenge. The conflation of scientific knowledge and the capacity of art to generate reflection and understanding is the significant aspect of this research.
Item ID: 19729
Item Type: Artefact
Keywords: endangered species; vulnerable species; extinction; loss; art; artwork
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Photographer: Andrew Rankin.

This artwork was shown at the following exhibitions (exhibition records accessible from 'Related URLs'):

'Animals, People - A Shared Environment: An Exhibition' from 3-23 July 2011 at the POP Gallery, Woolloongabba, QLD, Australia.

'Red Listed' exhibition by Robyn Glade-Wright from 19 October - 16 November 2012 at the Tanks Art Centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

Media of Output: Hand stitched organza, 100 cm x 85 cm
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Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2012 04:53
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