Nowhere To Land

Steven GIESE

Accession number 1991_168
Artwork title Nowhere To Land
Date of work 1991
Credit Line / Acquisition Information Purchased in 1992 by Lismore Art Trust with funds raised by the Friends of the Gallery
Signed & Dated Giese brhs
Display Height / Width 800cm x 936cm
Artwork Statement

'This work has a number of levels of meaning. Primarily, it is about the possibility of sea-level rise from greenhouse effect and the dispossession of wildlife because of human overpopulation.

The column on the left of the painting personifies the notion of Gaia. This earth mother, however, has too many children.

The central column refers to the hierarchy of our society. The high-tech businessmen with Sky Channel antennas strapped to their backs are on top, with other types below. The relentless obsession our culture has with 'making it to the top ' is also alluded to here.

The Goshawk, one of the most beautiful of the raptors, curses humanity for its misguided behaviour. It flies in the eye of the cyclone. Optimism dwells at the bottom of the central column with the dolphin and the woman holding the seedling'. The artist 1991

Credit Line / Acquisition Information Purchased in 1992 by Lismore Art Trust with funds raised by the Friends of the Gallery

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