Dark Side of the Rose
Gail Stiffe (Victoria)

30 x 26 x 26 cm
Handmade paper, card, tyvek, artificial roses, ribbon, inkjet, gocco print,
mixed media in bookcloth covered box
Concertina scroll in box
This work looks at the rose seeing it as a symbol of colonisation,
the enchaining of black people by white, particularily British colonisation
The 'English' rose has spread over the world, the intertwined rose stems
symbolise the chaining together of the Commonwealth countries.
The white side of the book references the conforming nature of white picket fences & rose gardens


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