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Elizabeth Poole - Sculpture

May 25th to June 24th, 2012

Liz Poole 2012

Artist statement

in creating this exhibition my aim has been to  look at and help raise awareness of animal suffering – most specifically the human cruelty to those Raised in factory farms to provide food and wealth for us –  

animals are our fellow creatures – inferior to us in several important ways – but also superior to us in others – for instance their sensitivity to the natural environment.  this recognition implicitly refutes the arrogance of speciesism, and the view that we have an absolute right to dispose of other species as we see fit, because our own is the most intellectually developed

I suggest we all ask ourselves :

  – not ‘can they reason?’
   – Nor, ‘can they talk?’ but
    – ‘can they suffer?’
    … and then “is it really necessary?”

anyone who has ever had the pleasure of living with an animal will surely have recognised that all animals do feel joy, pain and fear.

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  • Black and Silver Cow Heads (detail) - DVA Mesh 1000 x 800 x 800mm $700
  • Black and Silver Cow Heads - DVA Mesh 1000 x 800 x 800mm $700
  • Birds DVA Mesh
  • SS CRULT Ban Live Export - Galvanised Copper/aluminium base - $1500
    Aluminium base by Mal Bird
  • SS CRULT Ban Live Export - Galvanised Copper/aluminium base - $1500
    Aluminium base by Mal Bird
  • SS CRULT Ban Live Export - Galvanised Copper/aluminium base - $1500
    Aluminium base by Mal Bird
  • Est Ce Votre Repas De Choix  [ Is This Your Meal Of Choice ]
  • 1 Chooks Looking Around
  • 2 Takeaway Chooks
  • 3 Thirty Hours Of Torture For One Caged Egg
  • 4 The Chook Eaters
  • 4 Chicken Dreaming 1
  • 5 Chicken Dreaming 2
  • 6. Chicken Dreaming With Moon, Cow & Snake
  • 5 Wiggly Pig & Babes
  • 6 Sitting Pig
  • 7 Wiggly Pig
  • 8 Pig Eaters
  • 9 Boxed Piglets
  • 9a Piggies Out & About
  • 9b Caged Pigs[mobile]
  • 9c Sacrificial Lambs
  • 9d Sacrificial Lambs Boat
  • 9e Sacrificial Lambs Knife
  • 9f Cows Looking [mobile]
  • Birds on a Wire - Galvanised wire 1350 x 700 x 800 $175ea
  • 9n You Are Our Hope
  • 9o You Are Our Hope 2
  • 9p You Are Our Hope 3
  • Marks and Gardner Gallery - Bruce Buchanan & Elizabeth Poole - June 2012
  • Marks and Gardner Gallery - Bruce Buchanan & Elizabeth Poole - June 2012
  • Marks and Gardner Gallery - Bruce Buchanan & Elizabeth Poole - June 2012
  • Marks and Gardner Gallery - Bruce Buchanan & Elizabeth Poole - June 2012
  • Marks and Gardner Gallery - Bruce Buchanan & Elizabeth Poole - June 2012
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