2017/0044 Jesus loves Mollie?

Jesus loves Mollie?

Artist

Julie DOWLING
Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
30 Jan 1969
 in
Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia

Artwork

Title
Jesus loves Mollie?
Date
1996
Medium/Material
synthetic polymer paint, red and yellow ochre and blood on canvas
Dimensions
71.0 x 124.5 cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Gift of Brigitte Braun, 2017
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2017/0044
Currently not on display

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In this painting, my grandmother, Mollie, is seated in the rightforeground. She is recovering from the stroke that she suffered in 1993.Her body is surrounded by an aura.In the left foreground is my grandmother as an 18-year-old when shewas baptised a Roman Catholic.This vignette is taken from a photograph of Mollie in the artist’scollection in which she appears as a smiling young girl with a statue ofthe virgin.The words are of a well-known children’s hymn, Jesus loves me, areinscribed at the centre because that is what she was taught to sing atthe convent. Mollie worked in the orphanage laundry from the age oftwelve till she was twenty-one years old.

Artist statement, 2018In this painting, my grandmother, Mollie, is seated in the right foreground. She is recovering from the stroke that she suffered in 1993. Her body is surrounded by an aura. In the left foreground is my grandmother as an eighteen-year-old when she was baptised a Roman Catholic. This vignette is taken from a photograph of Mollie in the artist’s collection in which she appears as a smiling young girl with a statue of the virgin. The words are of a well-known children’s hymn, 'Jesus loves me', are inscribed at the centre because that is what she was taught to sing at the convent. Mollie worked in the orphanage laundry from the age of twelve till she was twenty-one years old.

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