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Title

Life in the balance,

1993


Artist

Ellen José

Australia

1951 - 02 Jun 2017

Language group

Meriam Mer, Torres Strait region


Details


Place where the work was made

Torres Strait Islands Australia


Date

1993


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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

207.1994.a-j


Artist information

Ellen José

Works in the collection

4


Place

Where the work was made
Torres Strait Islands