STORY - Buregah Jagun
Artwork: Buregah Jagun - Ocean Country | 1m x 1m acrylic on stretched canvas
Artist: Holly Sanders
This piece represents the relationships and connections with the ocean and our ancestors. Sacred ocean country holds deep spiritual and cultural significance for Aboriginal saltwater people. The flowing patterns and colours represent saltwater and Ocean Country.
The concentric circles represents our strong sense of connectedness to the ocean and saltwater, which underpins our Aboriginal culture. The path lines across the canvas depict our life journeys and our ancestors who are always present and guiding us through our journey of the Dreaming.
We are always connected to the land, the saltwater and our ancestors are forever with us.
Holly Sanders is a proud Aboriginal Bundjalung woman who is currently residing on Yuin Country, South Coast of New South Wales. Through her art she aims to share her stories, culture and Country in a contemporary way. The patterns of Saltwater Country motivate her, as do stories from the past.
The colours and patterns utilised in her art are a reflection of her connection to Country and used to develop a modern interpretation of her Aboriginal culture.