Last day a casual visit to the Deakin Art Gallery revealed that it is one place where you can spent hours admiring the thought provoking, excellent art work silently awaiting to be explored. Appreciate the effort and hard work into creating such wonderful art forms that travel a path away from the conventional style of art and also being able to speak louder (and clearer only to the right interpretation).
All the art works at display are different from each other but has some common point holding them all close in that four walls. Recommend everyone who has access to this to pay a visit before they are gone!
Born Free By Rod MCRAE
Born Free consists of an Adult Male Lion rolling on a King size bed just like a domestic cat would do. But ideally a Lion marks his own territories in a forest and rules it. Sadly those days are changing and “wilderness” is now being called as reserve, reserve park or zoo. The artist knows and respects the Lion as a powerful wild cat, this art form is crafted and designed to express the artist in his own ways. Appreciate and enjoy such great work!
Pacemakers By Rod MCRAE
20 individual wooden figures wearing lab coats and holding discarded pacemakers in their hands. The rabbit skin covered figures simply shows the relationship between scientists, doctors, researchers with their unfortunate victims of experimentation – the animal! Also the artist quotes something different here – these pacemakers could be reused to save animals too!
Baboon Boy By Rod MCRAE
This is my favourite! If yo observe the art form using Baboon skin, the face / head has been plugged with a “mirror” and an LED glowing at the centre. For people who can give it a look will be well reminded that where we are from. The face of the viewer is transposed on the mirror or head of the ape reminding us that fact.
To conclude, Incredible art at display and recommend everyone to have a visit. Great work by Ron MCRAE.