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An image of Life in the balance by Ellen José

Ellen José

(Australia 1951 – )

Language group
Meriam Mer, Torres Strait region
Title
Life in the balance
Place of origin
Torres Strait IslandsAustralia
Year
1993
Media category
Installation
Materials used
bamboo, sand, shells, string, globe, rope and video cassette
Dimensions

260.0 x 170.0 x 170.0 cm overall:

f - starfish; 15 x 14.5 x 4.5 cm

g - large hanging conch shell; 53 x 23.5 x 21.5 cm

h - medium conch shell; 25.5 x 21 x 19 cm

i - nautillus shell; 15.5 x 11 x 4.5 cm

e - bamboo shelf

Credit
Purchased 1994
Accession number
207.1994.a-j
Copyright
© Ellen José
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (3)

Board of Studies of New South Wales, Aboriginal Perspective- History Teaching Kit, Sydney, 1995, 14,27,49,53,56,63,93,113. PS Worksheet 287

Margo Neale, Yiribana: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection, Sydney, 1994, 114, 115 (colour illus.), 137, 139. plate no. 56

Margo Neale, Past present: the national women's art anthology, 'Past present continuous: the presentation and interpretation of indigenous art', pg. 20-29, North Ryde, 1999, 23 (illus.). figure no. 3.1