God is on our side

Karen CASEY: artist

Not On Display

About the work


“God is on our Side”. A paradoxical remark considering the very notion of war is a complete anathema. These works are not intended as political statements, rather, they are a reflection of the negative characteristics inherent in human nature, and as I see it, the perpetrator of all wars.

The female figure represents the duality of earth mother and the passive element. The male, active, is also equated with the more aggressive, predatory side to our nature.

This does not imply a literal interpretation, rather it refers to the human psyche.
Title
God is on our side
Artist/Maker and role
Karen CASEY: artist
Date
1991
Medium
oil, mixed media on linen
Measurements
101.0cm x 65.8cm
Credit line
Purchased 1991
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession number
1991/0558

This is one of the paintings in our collection.



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