Cook's gaze

Glade-Wright, Robyn (2014) Cook's gaze. [Creative Work]

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Cook's gaze is a digital image depicting Captain Cook with a raise arm indicating his power over his dominion. However, the work of art, Cook's Gaze, indicates a fusion between environmental degradation and the arrival of the First Fleet in Australia. In the image, Cook's gaze, the landscape and sky are infested with bleached coral. Cook is powerless to stop the bleached coral from invading his clothes, his body and the land. Half of the Great Barrier Reef that Cook claimed has now been lost to coral bleaching.

[Part of a portfolio of creative work, see].

Item ID: 36005
Item Type: Creative Work (Original Work - Visual Art)
Media of Output: Digital image 20cm x 25cm
Keywords: coral bleaching, art, digital image
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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 00:50
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190502 Fine Arts (incl Sculpture and Painting) @ 100%
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