Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Kuku Yalanji & Kubin Village country
My inspiration for my artwork is my family, my Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and my tropical surroundings. I’m very influenced by pop culture, animation and modern design. I feel that my artwork is my gift to help others see the beauty of Aboriginal culture, appreciate Indigenous issues, and bring joy to people through colourful art and designs.
While I was born and bred in Brisbane, my heritage is from North Queensland. My mother is from the Kuku Yalanji people in the Daintree/Mossman area where our totem is the crocodile. My father comes from Kubin Village on Moa Island in the Torres Strait Islands where our totem is the sea eagle.
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This painting depicts the oldest living rainforest in the world, the Daintree Rainforest, where my ancestors the Kuku Yalanji people have lived for millennia.
Green Sea Turtle Dreaming
The turtle is a free spirit and can glide gracefully through the ocean for over a hundred years. Many people can see the joy in the spirit of a turtle because if lives as though it doesn't have a worry in the world.
Kangaroo & Goanna
The Kangaroo and Goanna spirits are strong and they can dwell in the same land without any threat from the other. They are both unique to this land but their spirits are everywhere. When warriors eat these animals, they will capture their spirit and gain their strength.
Voice Treaty Truth
When we learn from yesterday it makes us stronger today. Respect for each other allows us all to have a voice. The two boys represent a brighter future for Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultures to live in harmony and unity.
Nature Girl Spirit
'Her' is represented by this young woman but she also has the ever-changing growth and beauty of mother nature. She smiles because she knows that all things will blossom into amazing creations as life evolves.
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