1100.000 x 54.000 x 5.000 cm.
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The Tasmanian Landscape
Sculpture - Glass, Plant Remnants, Newspaper, Glass Paint Fused Onto The Work In A Kiln.
The Tasmanian Landscape is the start of the instillation glass work called the Story of the River.
Wedge Tail Eagles in Tasmania are endangered due to land clearing at an alarming rate, over the last 15 years. The plantations are grown specifically for Pulp for the Japanese News Papers and are dominating the landscape. Tasmania has a unique Rainforest that has Gondwana species still surviving there, but it is disappearing almost overnight. South East, South, South West of where I live, there has been an old growth forest lost to clear felling only 6 years ago, that had some of the last remaining Gondwana Species left on this Earth in that Forests, South of Wilmot, 21 kilometers as the crow flies. I used to take off my shoes and walk in the soft mossy underworld of the King Billy Rainforest that spread along the banks of the Lee River.
This Eagle is the entrance to my exhibition the Story of a River. The whole exhibition is an 11 piece instillation needing 5mtrs X 11 mtrs gallery space. I am looking for Glass Galleries to show my work.
I use recycled float glass and forest remnants, news paper and make my own molds.
The Eagle has Japanese writing on it stating that Forest Industries Destroy Unique Rain Forests.
I collected articles from old newspapers that had the forest debate of the times.
If my work manages to last for two thousand years, it will show in the black newspaper the words in charcoal about the forest that we are losing now and forever. Like a message in a bottle, my work shows the story of today.
This price is for the 11 pieces that form the complete instillation. The packing boxes are an extra cost.
Commissions for eagles can be accomplished ranging from $4,000 to $20,000 dollors depending on size and thickness.
Please contact me for the price of this work.
September 21st, 2008
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