<ul><li>On this presentations each costume are used in different purposes but it has its common goal. ‘the environment needs our help’. </li></ul><ul><li>Our beloved mother earth is becoming smaller , overused and over harvested with natural resources . Our world population is threefold since we hit a billion 35 years ago . Every minute and seconds global climate is worsen and we are the cause of the change. Rich and powerful figures are more greedier than even been before. </li></ul><ul><li>The earth is crying for help, when they we listen and when we learn . Perhaps when the earth can no longer provide us with natural resources in order for us to exist. Wherever we live our environment needs our help! </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom of expression and speech is a basic human right and so as all living things exist- it’s a means of emancipation, not the primary end in itself; working with The Wilderness Society as a wildlife costume designer and group coordinator has always been the highlight with my work because my input was appreciated and the process is as important as the product. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>These costumes become part of me, giving them life and having a skills in wildlife costume designing, enable them to communicate to the wider community of how important it is to save the remaining remnants of our wilderness, co-existing side by side with this animals are their basic rights to live. </li></ul><ul><li>The used of the costumes as visual promotional materials for environmental campaign in South Australia and Newcastle, Australia had created a huge impact. </li></ul>
‘ Arid Land Animal Costumes’ from left – to the right Red –scarlet parrot, thorny devil, red-scarlet parrot, thorny devil, two peregrine falcon , endangered native mouse. All animal costumes featured on this slides are Australia’s endangered wildlife and most of them are protected by National Parks and Wildlife Australia apart from the Goose costume and King penguin where it was used for different usage.
The leafy sea dragon is one of endangered marine life that can only be found in South Australia. The leafy sea dragon is South Australian’s marine life emblem, therefore it’s habitat is protected by Australian marine life sanctuary laws.
‘ Gandi’ the goose – head gear costume This costume was used to raise environmental awareness and to protest of using public lands for further development . Featured here , our Greens candidate join in oppose the plan of further developments and keep public land especially along the reverend keep it for native animals as their place.
Full – body King Penguin costume This costume is for health and safety awareness and especially used for kids who have disability and needed cheering up.
Weedy – sea dragon costume This beautiful marine life only measures more than 12 centimetres. I created the costume larger life roughly 200 centimetres. 100% made of silk fabric and the colour is exactly what you see I the wild. The only place you will them in captivity is in Tasmania, Australia.
<ul><li>Green Turtle full – body costume </li></ul><ul><li>This marine life is one of Australia’s endangered species due to global warming, over fishing and so called scientific research reduces their population and most of them are entangled with fishing nets and suffocated by plastics floating in the ocean mistaken as jelly fish. </li></ul><ul><li>Australia’s reef is suffering especially the Great Barrier Reef where bleaching of corals are continually worsen. </li></ul><ul><li>My role as a wildlife costume designer and artist is to present to you what an amazing world we live in, there is time to save our planet from global warming and reduced climate change is by changing to green energy. We must act now before it become too late, not later, not tomorrow, not another bureaucratic policies but we must join together to save our environment. </li></ul>
<ul><li>I hope you enjoy my presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>All images featured on this presentation are my own artworks and subject to Australian and international copyright laws, therefore any reproduction of my artworks must obtain written permission from the artist or from The Wilderness Society, Australia. </li></ul><ul><li>------ Jelina Haines --------- 27 June 2008 </li></ul>