Exodus: Coral Bleaching

Glade-Wright, Robyn (2014) Exodus: Coral Bleaching.

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Abstract

The sculpture Exodus: Coral Bleaching is a major art work which takes the form of a long boat or canoe. The piece is eight meters long and composed of made from vegetation that is painted white to suggest bleached coral. The works seeks to engage the audience though the use of a beautiful form, and yet at the same time to indicate the tragedy of the loss of coral life forms.

Research Statement

Research Background Ideas associated with beauty, subversive beauty and the eco-sublime form the research background for the piece Exodus: Coral Bleaching. The concept of beauty and transport are described in the literature of the arts. The more recent reading of the eco–sublime informs the aesthetic understanding of the work. Concepts of stewardship and the desire to protect beautiful forms and living entities also resonate in the work.
Research Contribution The sculpture Exodus: Coral Bleaching makes a contribution to new knowledge by directing attention to aspects of life that may not have been recognized. The vision of a long boat of bleached coral may elicit reflection about the loss of life. The work makes a contribution to our understanding of life by attempting to make the unseen visible. 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 sculpture Exodus: Coral Bleaching makes a contribution to new knowledge by directing attention to aspects of life that may not have been recognized. The vision of a long boat of bleached coral may elicit reflection about the loss of life. The work makes a contribution to our understanding of life by attempting to make the unseen visible. 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.
Item ID: 36011
Item Type: Artefact
Media of Output: Sculptural Art Work 90 x 880 x 20cm
Keywords: sculpture, art, coral bleaching
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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 06:37
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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