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Continuing the Copperhead : bronze casting processes and elapid snakes of the Canberra district

Holland, Steven Mark


This PhD inquiry is a sculptural study of some of the elapid snakes from the districts surrounding Canberra. As a practice-led research it examines the Eastern Brown Snake, the Red-bellied Black Snake, the Death Adder and the Tiger Snake as biological and socially constructed animals through the material of bronze. The project investigates the properties of bronze and the processes of bronze lost wax casting to see if these material agents can somehow reveal the lives of snakes. It resulted in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d6e4fee05b7f


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