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Ange Jeffery

Brothaboy Sistagirl

Year: 2021

Medium: Brass, Emu Feathers, Hemp Brass Black


Brothaboy Sistagirl reflects on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and identity. Brothaboy/Brotherboy/Brotha/Bro and Sistagirl/Sistergirl/Sis are all used interchangeably within our communities regardless of whether the individual identifies as LGBTQIA+.  Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples also refer to themselves as being of two spirits (masculine and feminine).

Taking inspiration from the shape of a breast plate or King and Queen plate and metals used in the past I have combined these with natural cord and emu feathers, pushing the plate through its next cultural evolution, emerging with a new identity.