Tidelines: creative vision, ecology and the tropics

Glade-Wright, Robyn (2016) Tidelines: creative vision, ecology and the tropics. Etropic: electronic journal of studies in the tropics, 15 (1). pp. 15-25.

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On a sunny, calm day in the tropics, waves wash ashore plastic bottles, discarded thongs and sparkling red shards from broken car taillights, littering the tideline. The appeal of the tropics, imagined as a pristine verdant paradise replete with exotic plants and enigmatic animals, belies the impact of human activity on the region. Works of art, however, can reveal this ecological change, offering new ways of comprehending our place in the tropics. The capacity of artists to address these changes in a way that generates reflective understanding is examined in this paper. Both the author's works of art and those of other artists in the tropical region are analyzed in terms of their aesthetic properties. These findings may assist artists who endeavor to present new ways of imaging change in the ecology of the tropics.

Item ID: 45071
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1448-2940
Keywords: ecology, environment
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Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2016 00:40
FoR Codes: 36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3606 Visual arts > 360602 Fine arts @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) @ 100%
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