Gordon Kane Paintings
1978 - 60 cm x 80cm
The footprints pass the child, again, depicting the photographer’s actions and that of human society support for the importance of achieving such a goal as "flagging the moon". This is a superficial advancement, which is, without knowingly, blindly floating away from the more urgent concerns; poverty, war, environmental problems, religious conflicts, financial ego, racialism, mental wellbeing, and duty of care. What sets humans apart from other creatures is a lost sense of direction into an insignificant development.
The astronaut, self caring , is wearing equipment suitable for long term survival and travel.
The flag in Conscience Two showing a sextant, an ancient marine navigation tool used by ocean voyages who used such to learn of their position on the planet, by means of reference to the stars, illustrates mankind's thoughts and intensions of further interplanetary future travel desires.
The child, face downward toward the barren soil in front of her face, looks knowing towards her fate and future.
The vulture with wings spread shows the movement towards the intended prey.
The fact that the # hand side surfaces of this planet in these paintings are shown as non-changing during Gordon Kane's composing of Conscience One, Conscience Two and Conscience Three is to enhance the viewer to realize that mankind, the guardian of earth, has failed to care take planet earth.
The effects of wars, aggressions, and mankind's many wrong doings have historically caused sufferings for all races of earth's inhabitants.
The artist uses Conscience One, Conscience Two and Conscience Three to bring attention and awareness to the viewer that unless a change in human behavior occurs mankind has an unhealthy future.
Historically, the human race has failed to adequately take care of those victims created by its own behaviors.