Body coral

Glade-Wright, Robyn (2014) Body coral. [Creative Work]

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Abstract

The work of art, Body Coral, depicts a person with ossified head, heart and veins. Bleached coral appears to have migrated from its watery ossuary and invaded the human form. The work aims to generate a sense of urgency about the loss of 50% of the coral due to bleaching over the past 27 years by conflating human and coral health. The piece attempts to illicit reflection regarding the action we might take if bleached coral invaded our body. Would we consider the impact of human agency on nature to a greater extent than now? The piece attempts to make visible the plight of coral reefs as they silently dissolve, far from our sight and to far from our mind.

[Part of a portfolio of creative work, see https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/52551/].

Item ID: 36004
Item Type: Creative Work (Original Work - Visual Art)
Media of Output: Digital image 20cm x 25cm
Keywords: coral bleaching, art
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This work was included in the exhibition: 'Exodus: Coral Bleaching and Heat Stress' held at KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns, QLD, Australia, 12 May - 21 June 2014. See the Related URLs link below for the exhibition catalogue and more information.

Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2015 00:48
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190502 Fine Arts (incl Sculpture and Painting) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) @ 100%
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