Yipwon: social fracking

Marc Grunseit
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11517
Published online: 10 December 2012

This piece deals with the social disruption associated with mining and its latest iteration — fracking. I chose to create an image based on a carving by the Yimam people of Papua New Guinea because I found their carving style intriguing, but it could refer to any community group. The figure is constructed of strata representing geology, but also layers of history and community. It has been drilled right through the heart.

  • Marc Grunseit

  • Marc Grunseit Studio Glass, Sydney, NSW.



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