Us Mob and HIV


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Us Mob and HIV

Cover Art

Us Mob and HIV
Title: Dialogue 
Artist: Arone Raymond Meeks

This work represents communication between people on a verbal level and how they feel and respond to each other. The figures are linked by their hands and crosshatching. Crosshatching is a symbol for fertility and the earth. The background depicts elements of the tropics, such as the reef, rainforest, and coral spawning. The kidney shapes within the figures represent the emptiness we may feel when responding to confronting situations.

Back Cover Art

Us Mob and HIV
Title: Floral Nam Dari 
Artist: Toby Cedar

This art piece has the colours of the Torres Strait Islander flag throughout it – with green representing land, black representing our people, blue representing the sea, and white representing our Dari (Headdress). The coconut leaves, hibiscus and frangipani signify the tropical lifestyle as they are seen throughout the Torres Strait. The Turtle plays a special part in the island lifestyle as both a food source and many families' totem. Inlayed in the turtles’ shells are the Dari which is the main symbol on our flag to represent all our Torres Strait Islands.
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