1991/0558 God is on our side

God is on our side

Artist

Karen CASEY
Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
1956
 in
Hobart, Tasmania

Artwork

Title
God is on our side
Date
1991
Medium/Material
oil, mixed media on linen
Dimensions
101.0cm x 65.8cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased 1991
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
1991/0558
Currently not on display

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“God is on our Side”. A paradoxical remark considering the very notion of war is a complete anathema. These works are not intended as political statements, rather, they are a reflection of the negative characteristics inherent in human nature, and as I see it, the perpetrator of all wars.The female figure represents the duality of earth mother and the passive element. The male, active, is also equated with the more aggressive, predatory side to our nature.This does not imply a literal interpretation, rather it refers to the human psyche.

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