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Centurion Tree


Deverell, K and Parbhakar-Fox, AK and Gooch, T, Centurion Tree, Keith Deverell Studio,, pp. 1 (2016) [Minor Creative Work]

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What pride and power held by the human species as they stand tall heralding in the announcement of the Anthroposcene. This domination is made evident in tying off of the burnt relic, linking conquest with the onwards path.

Adorned in gold, the figure gives a sense of safety, a holder of knowledge. As we follow the journey, we also feel safe - however there is a sadness in the destruction we've witnessed, yet also a hope in the face of a new choice.

The line continues onwards, giving direction, strength and again safety... But we find ourselves in a tension - Where is it going? Where does it end? What is itís purpose? What is their intention?

We listen in and hear the words highlighting our choice in any given moment - caretaker v's exploiter.. We ask the question what is yours to give? What are you bringing as an individual to the megatropolis, to the planet, to the collective species?

Will we evolve to be in harmony with our surrounds? To take all learnings until this point to venture into a new era with the intention of ĎFirst do no harmí? Or does the Anthroposcene mean continued mass destruction?

Item Details

Item Type:Minor Creative Work
Keywords:Anthropocene, mine waste, abandoned mine, Tasmania
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geochemistry
Research Field:Exploration geochemistry
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
UTAS Author:Parbhakar-Fox, AK (Dr Anita Parbhakar-Fox)
ID Code:110607
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:CODES ARC
Deposited On:2016-08-04
Last Modified:2016-08-05

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