Artist: Amy-Lee Vedder
Title: Scales of Courage
Reproduction of Digital Painting
Year 10 Multidisciplinary Art
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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