Coral Coloured Glasses

Glade-Wright, Robyn (2014) Coral Coloured Glasses.

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The work of art, Coral Coloured Glasses, depicts a person with beached coral coloured glasses. There is a play on the idea of an optimistic life view suggested by coral coloured glasses and the reality and horror of bleached coral. The implication of the digital image is that bleached coral may be all there is to see if we continue to remain passive about the denigration of the reef.

Research Statement

Research Background Ideas associated with the eco-sublime form the research background for the digital image, Coral Coloured Glasses. Theorists in the realm of the arts have suggested the concept of the eco-sublime to address the realization that nature may not be able to withstand the effects of human agency. The work of art, Coral, is situated in a research background of the eco-sublime.
Research Contribution Coral Coloured Glasses makes a contribution to new knowledge by directing attention to aspects of life that may not have been recognized. The substitution of bleach coral in the lens of the glasses and the invasion of the persons head with bleached coral is a horrible suggestion. The work makes a research contribution is the manner in which new understandings of life, in relation to the bleaching of coral, are suggested by the work.
Research Significance The significance of this research is the original manner in which it directs thinking to issues of our time. The contemporary arts are noted for the way in which artists respond to conditions of living in the present. Such work resonates with others of the same generation around the globe. Works of art can be culturally significant when they make a contribution to human understanding. Works of art are significant in terms of research when they extend human understanding in and through the arts. The work of art, Coral Coloured Glasses, aims to make such a contribution.
Item ID: 36010
Item Type: Artefact
Media of Output: Digital Image 20cm x 25 cm
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: 09 Mar 2015 06:31
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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