Final year project
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We were, I am, no longer
The triptych shows the dissolution of the African elephant. In painting number one (left), respectively titled ‘We were’ exhibits the elephant family with a lush background, depicting the simplicity and easiness of life before climate change impacts on weather and water. Image two (middle), ‘I am’, shows a rather skinny elephant, facing the viewer, confronting. The water is scarce and the sky is bright. Image three (right), ‘no longer’, the bones of an elephant, deceased from starvation and dehydration.
In creating these pieces I experimented with the use of colour, however the bleach created a glowing and sand-like colour that supported the Earth warming.
Eloise Aria Dunne
As an environmentalist, my work focuses on the impacts of climate change on the planet and its inhabitants.
As an environmentalist and animal rights activist, I have a wide variety of subjects to work with. I believe it is important to invoke emotions in my viewers, whichever topic I focus on, therefore I research the subject and its surroundings before executing my work. I enjoy creating works featuring landscapes as well as animals ranging from pets to endangered species. I work in a variety of styles, ranging from fine, linear details to expressive strokes that give character to my work.
Final year project
Winners vs Losers
I have worked in the education department of both the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice, Italy, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, USA, for three months each, respectively. I was required to teach students art from the ages of seven to seventeen. I was responsible for confidential documents as well as working with special needs students with learning difficulties. Both of these experiences encouraged me to want to pursue a career in teaching the arts, a goal I aim for.
I have also worked with Coca-Cola in Malaysia, Borneo, as a community volunteer for Poverty Alleviation, where clean running water was brought to a rural village in Sonsogon Magandai. Additionally, I was requested to be a community volunteer for Disaster and Humanitarian Relief in Gorkha, Nepal, building earthquake proof houses in rural villages after the 2015 earthquake. Furthermore, I was a wildlife rescue and animal welfare volunteer at N/a’an Ku Sê Wildlife Sanctuary, rescuing and rehabilitating endangered animals, working 24-hour post-operative care and collecting data for the IUCN Red List. These, are among only a few of my experiences, and have taught me a variety of skills; organisation, confidentiality, leadership, reliability, medical care for humans and animals, building and construction, co-operation in teaching and patience to name but a few.