STORY - Because Of Us
Artist: Lani Balzan
Story: Because of Us
As a proud Indigenous woman, I created this painting based on personal success and the empowerment of other Indigenous women throughout my life, and from past achieving Indigenous women who have helped shape who I am today. As a mother and a successful artist, I strive not only to be an inspiration to myself and family, but also to people within my community and across the country.
This painting represents Indigenous women - strong and proud! The women holding hands represents those that have worked to achieve greatness within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities across the country. The women represent my personal journey and connection with Grandmothers, Mothers, Aunties, Sisters and friends that are a part of my life and have been there through the good and the bad.
Overall, this represents women having a voice, being acknowledged and standing together to be recognised as equals.