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BAYTON AWARD ENTRY 2019

FORSAKING THE SACRED MOTHER TO APPEASE THE HEAVENLY FATHER.
Work currently on display at Rockhampton Regional Gallery in the Bayton Awards.
ARTIST STATEMENT

FORSAKING THE SACRED MOTHER TO APPEASE THE HEAVENLY FATHER.
YOU ARRIVED UNINVITED
HOLY BOOK IN YOUR HAND
YOU TALKED BUT NEVER LISTENED
DID NOT TRY TO UNDERSTAND
 
YOU SPOKE OF A HOLY FATHER
YOU SPOKE OF HIS FAVORITE SON
YOU SAID ALL MEN ARE EQUAL
EVEN THE DARKSKINNED ONES
 
BUT THEN WE LEARNT ABOUT SHAME
AND WE LEARNT TO MIND OUR PLACE
AND SOMETIMES OUR TRUST IN YOU AND YOUR GOD
WAS VERY OFTEN MISPLACED
 
AND WE FIGHT ABOUT THE FATHER
WHICH NAME IS WRONG AND WHICH IS RIGHT?
 AND WHY DO YOU THINK THAT HE ALONE
IS THE ONE WHO GIVES US LIFE
 
AND TOMORROW IF THERE IS NO FATHER
YOU AND I SHALL STILL STAND
BUT TOMORROW IF THERE IS NO MOTHER
 
NOW DO YOU UNDERSTAND
 
Bindi Waugh 2019

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