This painting depicts the continuing cycle of life and the role all people must play to ensure an AIDS free future [...]
This painting depicts the continuing cycle of loife and the role all people must play to ensure an AIDS free future
"Dragonflies, frogs, birds, butterfly and the two people reach out to touch the tree of life and hope and the seeds on the shield. The tree's roots turn into water, the mainstay of life. Zane Saunders (Aboriginal Artist), March 1993. The embracing figures, protected by the use of a condom, are the centre around which the birds and other creatures circle in the endless cycle of life and death. The shield, which represents protection, is decorated with the seeds from the tree of life and hope. The two honeysuckle birds sharing the one sunflower are symbolic of the beauty of nature, while the two headed serpent represents life and death. This image, which I call the Soap Tree, represents cleanliness and the purity of air and water. Commonwealth Department of Health, Housing, Local Government and Community Services in response to the 1993 International Year for the World's Indigenous People which has as its theme, Indigenous People - A New Partnership."
Painting with human and animal figures.
AIDS Education Collection
AnimalsArtBirdsBodies of waterCondomsFlowersHuggingIndigenous peoplesTrees
Commonwealth Department of Health, Housing and Community Services
69.5cm x 59.5cm
University of Rochester, River Campus Libraries, Department of Rare Books, Special Collections & Preservation
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