1996/0043.1-9 Scarred for life (suite of nine)

Scarred for life (suite of nine)

Artist

Tracey MOFFATT
Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
1960
 in
Brisbane, Queensland

Artwork

Title
Scarred for life (suite of nine)
Date
1994
Medium/Material
off set prints on paper
Dimensions
80.0 x 60.0 cm (unframed each) (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased 1996
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
1996/0043.1-9
Currently not on display

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Scarred For Life presents powerful images of trauma. Their impact is heightened by the titles and annotations beneath each image. The photo-essay format of this work is borrowed from LIFE magazine of the 1960s. This format gives the work an intimate yet documentary feel. Although the scenes in the suite are fictitious, they resemble many people’s childhood experiences. Moffatt reminds us that language has the power to shape us in profound ways.

Curatorial insightScarred For Life presents powerful images of trauma. Their impact is heightened by the titles and annotations beneath each image. The photo-essay format of this work is borrowed from LIFE magazine of the 1960s. This format gives the work an intimate yet documentary feel. Although the scenes in the suite are fictitious, they resemble many people’s childhood experiences. Moffatt reminds us that language has the power to shape us in profound ways. (AGWA 2017)

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