Crown of Thorns

Glade-Wright, Robyn (2016) Crown of Thorns.

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Abstract

Crown of Thorns was exhibited in the solo exhibition Red Tide in 2016 at Cairns Regional Gallery.

Research Statement

Research Background This work of art is concerned with communicating the facts of science. Outbreaks of crown of thorns starfish are a major cause of degradation of the Great Barrier Reef. This work instigates how ideas can be communicated in a visual from.
Research Contribution This work of art makes a contribution to research as it demonstrates how art can communicate. The work presents a vision of an event that is usually hidden underwater. It may elicit reflection regarding threats to the coral reef ecosystems.
Research Significance The work is significant as it demonstrates how beauty can be used to secure belief through reflective understanding. The work may elicit new ways of feeling and imaging our place in a world where our land use practices and the impact of climate change contribute to an infections of grown of thorns starfish. These infestations have contributed to the demise of the Great Barrier Reef.
Item ID: 45180
Item Type: Artefact
Media of Output: Palm frond, beads, paint (40cm x 40cm x 8cm)
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Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2016 04:17
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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