“Attack of the Under Water Woman” starring Fez Faanana.
She has been patiently cocooned in the depths of the Pacific reef watching the human race impose and taunt her surroundings. Observing in redundant optimism while ingesting her fair portion fish. She has been waiting for the change to be made as her oceans swell with discomfort. She has seen giant vessels bleed black silk into her water surface, she has witnessed the islands sinking, she has seen her creatures hunted in vanity and her ocean floor pillaged for it’s vitality. The fish are no more and she is hungry. To survive she must spear birds from beneath the rising ocean. Damn right the gods must be crazy. Crazy mad with disgust and disdain!
2011, fibre tips and synthetic polymer paint pen on cotton paper, 127 × 97cm. Collection of the University of Queensland.