Drawings of 'The Pines', Convent of the Good Shepherd, a MAGDALENE LAUNDRY in South Australia (1941-1974). These drawings document Romero's experience as a fourteen-year-old runaway. Here girls were forced to work in prison conditions without pay. Authorities failed to regulate or inspect the dangerous working conditions in these institutions where young women suffered forced labor under the rule of silence, physical and emotional abuse that left a legacy for survivors to overcome. 28x22 mixed media.on rag paper. The artist is now at work on the multi media project: The Magdalene Inferno click on image to enlarge.
Perhaps we cannot prevent this world from being a world in which children are tortured. But we can reduce the number of tortured children. And if you don’t help us, who else in the world can help us do this?
CAMUS, (1948); reported in Resistance, Rebellion and Death (translation by Justin O'Brien, 1961), p. 73
Do not wait for the Last Judgment. It takes place every day. --Camus
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