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The Trophy (Animals have no religion)

Wood, antlers, silkscreen on cotton, embroidered emblems

2011

This work is inspired by Raden Ayu Kartini (21 April 1879 – 17 September 1904), a pioneer in the area of the emancipation of women and education in Indonesia. Through letters she shared her thoughts about the problems of her society which seems still topical nowadays. She expressed the view that the world would be more peaceful if there was no religion to provide reasons for disagreements, discord and offence. She wrote: "Religion must guard us against committing sins, but more often, sins are committed in the name of religion.”