|"Bystander" (c.) Chrissy Dwyer 2014|
This piece was inspired from a few things... near where I live is a public park, Minnippi Park, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, where wild deer have been sighted over the years. There have been some attempts to capture and cull for the 'benefit of public safety'. Parallel to this idea of being hunted and safety of the hunted, the deer is a metaphor for our human selves and bullying...as this idea came about at a time bullying was prominent in the media, and my own family member was experiencing this. It took me to thinking about how the bullied can often be one who appears strong and brave, like the deer, especially a deer with antlers. But what's more, it is those who are the 'bystander' and the title of this piece, that have much more to answer for.
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