On the 28th August 2012 my family was finally recognised as the
traditional owners of our country. After a 13 year struggle that my
family went through that some of our elders who had been trying to
achieve, had passed on to the spirit world, who never got to see their
dream become reality but now and forever we are recognised as the right
full owners and occupiers of our country PITTA-PITTA. The four way
symbol represents the different directions that we came from to sit in on
our consent determination for our nation, the different colours of people
sitting down and the hand prints are the different shades of my family
from fullblood down to myself as being the lightest skinned in my family,
I have had the honour of being passed down story's and shown my country
by my family.
I am a Pitta-Pitta man from the Channel Country surrounding the Boulia
district in South West Queensland. I paint traditional and
contemporary style artworks from story's that have been passed onto me by
my family. Our country comes alive in all seasons and my paintings
are my interpretation of our country. I use bright and vivid
colours in my works as that is how I see my country. I paint to
keep our history and culture alive so that I can pass on the knowledge
that has been passed on to me by my family to our next generation so that
it will never be lost and to share our history with the wider community.
Acrylic on canvas.
980mm x 770mm
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