Rotorua | New Zealand

Scales of Courage (Reproduction), Amy-Lee Vedder


Artist: Amy-Lee Vedder

Title: Scales of Courage

Reproduction of Digital Painting

Year 10 Multidisciplinary Art

Price: $60

Artist Statement

The text in the background conveys my response to learning about the Doctrines of Discovery, particularly where Māori land has been taken. I added the Patu because it is a Maori weapon that symbolizes chieftainship and Maori warriors. It hovers above the scales which would normally be associated with the cardinal virtue of justice. The scales of justice are tipped suggesting the imbalance and the conflict that has occurred since colonization.

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