Picking up the Pieces

The dead trees in this painting and the skeletons represent a loss, not only of life but also a loss of sacred cultural and traditional knowledge. Within the positive and negative spaces in the trees are the spirits of our people, representing the survival of us and our cultural inheritance.

Koolbardi’s  ( the magpies ) at the front of the painting, are us, people like myself and others, picking up the pieces of whats left of our beloved ancestory.

Original - 120 x 90 cm