Crucified

Crucified

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I humbly came to the conclusion reading and researching The Native Institute that maybe it was designed by people who honestly appeared to have the
Good Intentions of the Natives in mind. Even though i believe this, it hasn’t made it any easier to understand.
That’s when the use of the bibles came in to play – with a symbol of goodness and rightfulness, i drilled holes through leather covers and old pages.
Again i chose sharp objects, to pierce through a symbol of goodness taking aim at compulsory church visits, bible study’s and missionaries that were at large
part of the civilisation process in The Native Institute. Just as the hankies and tacks draw on contrast and conflict of cultures i worked along the same vein with
the bibles. They are uncomfortable to hold in your hand. This time not only using sharp little tacks that draw blood under foot, I also used porcupine quills
and snake skins, acknowledging the denied culture of the first Australians.