We Still Are, We Still Are!; Allie EAGLE; 1996; 837
We Still Are, We Still Are!About this object
A watercolour and encaustic painting on a rectangular wooden support with a rounded top and bottom edge featuring an image of a naked woman pushing aside an unframed landscape painting inscribed 'Anakiwa Queen Charlotte Sound 1872'. The painting depicts two male figures next to a tree stump. They appear to be discussing or 'surveying' the land and this detail of the art work is an appropriation of a John Kinder watercolour of the same title.
This art work is intended as a feminist challenge to the tradition of colonial landscape painting and the glorification of environmental despoiltation - 'denuding' - as 'progress'. There is an inscription in the bottom right corner that reads "We still are, we still are" claims that these processes continue today.
1996Medium and Materials
Watercolour and encaustic wax on woodPlace Made
Purchased in 1996Object Type
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