IntrudePVC Tarpaulin, consist of air blowers, led lighting, and production ballast.
Part 1; 700 x 370 x 560 cm - Part 2; 310 x 540 x 700 cm - Part 3; 340 x 260 x 700 cm - Part 4; 500 x 400 x 690 cm – Part 5; 700 x 310 x 500 cm
Image courtesy of the Artist
About the Work
The original Intrude Classic artwork contains five large rabbits ranging in positions and sizes. During the day, these large stark white inflatable rabbits look at home in their surroundings and at night they are transformed into stark white illuminated artworks. Rabbits in native Australia are a feral species, they leave a trail of ecological destruction wherever they go and defying attempts at eradication. First introduced by white settlers in 1788, they have caused a great imbalance to the country’s endemic species.
Yet, the rabbit is also an animal of contradiction. They represent the fairy-tale animals of our childhood, of furry innocence, frolicking through idyllic fields. Intrude deliberately evokes this cutesy image, and strong visual humour to lure you into the artwork only to reveal the more serious environmental messages in the work. The bunnies of Intrude are huge, the size referencing “the elephant in the room”, the problem, like our mismanagement of the environment, big, but one that we too easily ignore.
About the Artist
Amanda Parer, Parer Studio’s principal creative and founder is an Australian artist who began her art career as a painter and sculptor in Sydney. Parer now resides in Tasmania, focusing her practice on creating large-scale illuminated art installations and exhibiting around the world.
The themes in Parer’s work have been inspired by a trip to the Galapagos Islands accompanying her Natural History film makers Aunt and Uncle; Liz Parer-Cook and David Parer in the mid 1990’s. It was there that she experienced animals unaccustomed to humans as any kind of threat. Having this up-close experience with the unique marine and terrestrial fauna had a large impact on Parer and set the tone for her artwork themes from then on.
Amanda Parer first moved to art installation in 2014 and has so far exhibited in over 100 cities around the globe, enjoyed by millions and they continue to capture public and media attention wherever they go.
Parer Studio is comprised of a team who work internationally to create the artwork and to manage their display
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