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Suicide (Colour Correction) by Kate Constantine – Original work on canvas; acrylic paint
800 X 800 X 50mm

June 2019

When you fix a mistake, you make a correction, a change that rights a wrong. When you correct a misspelled word, you’ve made a correction. Well done! Correction also applies to punishment, which is another way to right a wrong. A correction is an improvement or a revision when there’s something that needs to be fixed.

Konstantina known for powerful use of colour has put together a series of work that annotates today’s political and socio-political environment from her perspective as an Aboriginal woman, mother and activist.

Each work plays on a double entendre based on typically European interpretations of words, though uses colour to counter that European meaning and provide an Aboriginal context.

This work is extremely personal and emotive. It is meaningful on a number of levels, whilst boasting a playfulness that takes the sting out of the messages Konstantina delivers the viewer.

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A representation of the Aboriginal suicides by gender and age. Pale pink 12 yrs or under, mid pink 13-18yrs, dark pink 18-25 yr. Blue – over 25yrs.
Hard to look at something pretty and think of something so ugly.

Suicide (Colour Correction)

Kate Constantine

AUD$4,000
Size: 80w x 80h x 10d cms
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Suicide (Colour Correction) by Kate Constantine – Original work on canvas; acrylic paint
800 X 800 X 50mm

June 2019

When you fix a mistake, you make a correction, a change that rights a wrong. When you correct a misspelled word, you’ve made a correction. Well done! Correction also applies to punishment, which is another way to right a wrong. A correction is an improvement or a revision when there’s something that needs to be fixed.

Konstantina known for powerful use of colour has put together a series of work that annotates today’s political and socio-political environment from her perspective as an Aboriginal woman, mother and activist.

Each work plays on a double entendre based on typically European interpretations of words, though uses colour to counter that European meaning and provide an Aboriginal context.

This work is extremely personal and emotive. It is meaningful on a number of levels, whilst boasting a playfulness that takes the sting out of the messages Konstantina delivers the viewer.

DIDACTIC:

A representation of the Aboriginal suicides by gender and age. Pale pink 12 yrs or under, mid pink 13-18yrs, dark pink 18-25 yr. Blue – over 25yrs.
Hard to look at something pretty and think of something so ugly.

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