My sculpture is an example of how art forms a legitimate and living part of the Aurukun community. It shows the intrinsic value of the art created through its deep, complex and inseparable connection to the land and the communities living on that land through clan patterns and family totems. Both traditional techniques and modern technologies have been combined to create this piece, showing the collaboration of history and future, as well as the past and the present.
Courtesy of Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery
acrylic and natural ochres on milkwood
39 x 70 x 15 cm
Judges of the 2009 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Geoffrey Cassidy (Director of Artbank), Neil Balnaves (Founder of The Balnaves Foundation) and Diane Balnaves (Trustee of The Balnaves Foundation).
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