We Still Are, We Still Are!

Allie EAGLE (New Zealander, b.1949, d.2022): Artist
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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.
Watercolour and encaustic wax on wood
Dimensions: 1 - Support: 1000 x 2100mm
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Purchased in 1996
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