"This painting depicts different types of sexual behavior in the community, emphasising the real possibility of HIV/STD transmission should we practise unsafe sex and continue to be careless with our own health and that of our partners.Symbols have been used in this painting to raise awareness of the wide variety of sexual relationships that exist in all cultures throughout the world.The prominent symbol of 'Two Spirited People of Colour' represents black, white, male, female, transsexual, bisexual, gay and straight, all sharing a common humanity. It also depicts the complexity of our human nature and the conflicts that often rage within ourselves.This sensitive subject is the focal point of the painting. It attempts to encourage greater awareness, tolerance and understanding within the community and our race - the human race."
Painting of a human figure in a circle, divided down the center into male/female and black/white halves. Outside of the circle are gender symbols grouped together in various combinations. The painting is signed "C. Terare 92" and "I. Smith 92."
AIDS Education Collection
ArtBisexualityIndigenous peoplesSexual orientationSigns and symbolsTolerationTranssexualsUnsafe sex
Brisbane North Regional Health Authority, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander AIDS Unit
67.0cm x 46.0cm
University of Rochester, River Campus Libraries, Department of Rare Books, Special Collections & Preservation
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