Ten Green Bottles

Glade-Wright, Robyn (2015) Ten Green Bottles. [Creative Work]

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Ten Green Bottles is a work of art depicting ten plastic drinking bottles. The bottles in this work of art appear to contain plastic waste, floating in gyres of plastic debris, in the sea or washed up on the shoreline. The title, Ten Green Bottles, recalls the children's counting song of the same name. This song is associated with the innocence of childhood. By contrast, the plastic debris in oceans and waterways, is far from an innocence act.

There is an uncomfortable connection between the plastic bottles and their content. Rather than providing a source of life-giving water, these bottles contain contaminated waste. The piece also critiques the use of plastic drinking bottles, which add to the plastic waste that pollutes our environment.

Research Statement

Research Background The research background for the piece Ten Green Bottles entails the identification of visual means to communicate concern for the environment in a manner that will generate reflective understanding.
Research Contribution Ten Green Bottles makes a contribution to practice-led research in the arts as it provides a site for the articulation of insights in an original manner. Artists can bring a new way of representing an issue to light. This can generate new understandings or enable ideas to be scene form a new perspective
Research Significance Works of art such as Ten Green Bottles are significant in terms of research as they build practice-led research from the past and contribute to a new vision of environmental concern. While the facts of science describe the plastic waste in the environment, artists can translate these facts into images that may generate reflection. Works of art can create images that have an emotional and cognitive impact. Works of art can reveal situations we may prefer to ignore and they can do so in a way which might create change.
Item ID: 39792
Item Type: Creative Work
Media of Output: Digital image
Keywords: art, environment
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This image was part of a student-run exhibition called Seventy One Percent that took place in Cairns, QLD, Australia July 2015.

Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2016 01:31
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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