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Collage of etching ink on exposed photographic paper and a stenciled element. A face of dark blue and black is silhouetted against a grey background. A stencil of numbers and algorithms covered in thick white ink obscures part of the face. The featureless face stands for the faceless casualties of war and was inspired by photographs taken of victims of the Khmer Rouge. The title of the artwork 'Illuminate Us' is inscribed at the base of the face and is a play on Illuminati and the United States of America.
Digital collage comprising three elements layered to form a self-portrait of Taranaki artist Dale Copeland. The background layer is a dusky brown colourfield from which a photograph of Copeland at age 5 emerges on the left. A colour photograph occupies the ceter of the composition and slightly overlaps the figure of the five year old girl. The colour photograph shows Copeland age 40 reflected in a mirror. A doll's head, a human skull and a blue vase of pink flowers overlap the reflection. The photograph has a white boarder. An x-ray taken of Copeland's right hand when she was 69 years old reaches up and over the other two elements from the lower right of the composition. Copeland was wearing a thumb ring when the x-ray was taken, it appears as a startlingly white loop on the skeleton thumb in the image.
Collage of comic book elements and painted elements. A black military aircraft with the silhouette of a pilot is printed over a comic book page. The bottom of the aircraft shows a string of white numbers and letters that refer to the code printed into a piece of metal retrieved from an American missile dropped on a residential area of Baghdad, Iraq, in March 2003. The missile killed dozens of civilians. The words "HIT HERE", stencilled in white and yellow paint onto the body of the aircraft, refer to targets attacked by the US military. Also on the body of the aircraft, a figure is silhouetted against a red outline. On the left of the image, a vertical frieze of paintings has been glued to the comic book page. The images are virtually indistinguishable, perhaps reminiscent of CTV or night vision images. The bottom frame in the frieze features a red dot, which represents the laser dot of a sniper's gun. On the right of the image another piece of comic has been glued on separately. It depicts a space ship shape in an explosion, with the word "BLANG!" in capitals. The text in the frame reads: "Of course, bugbomb are also highly explosive." A white sticker with red diagonal lines and the letters "UM" is also adhered beneath the aircraft. The collage is from Morris' 'Enduring Freedom' series, which explores differing version of truth surrounding the September 11, 2001 'terror attacks' in the United States of America.