Marian Crawford

Acropora

These works describe the biota of a coral reef, looking closely at the coral Acropora, which is commonly known as staghorn coral.  The interdependence of the organisms and their environment, and the delicacy of these relationships, are the focus of these works.  The cut paper forms that make up each work have been stained with gouache and fixed to paper.  A narrative of disappearance is suggested, as the fading colours of the bleached paper shapes create forms suggestive of coral outcrops. These works form part of an on-going project that explores the representations of loss via the metaphor of environmental degradation.

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  • Categories: 2004 Artist Profiles
  • Country: Victoria, Australia
  • Medium: gouache, cut paper, embossing

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