Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Certificate of Registration

Poppy's Certificate. 2008. Mixed Media on Canvas. 450mm x 450mm.

My friend and fellow artist Chrys very kindly lent me her Mother's Certificate of Registration. the document was issued to migrants who came to Australia in the 1950s. It is a particularly viscious bureaucratic creation filled with threats and warnings. I immediately copied and shredded it and stamped over it. See the detail above.

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