KILLIECRANKIE DREAMING_CIRCLED BACKGROUND - Limited Edition Print
About this artwork
Print on Canvas, (1 of 50) Stretched onto a Timber Frame with a sighned certificate of authenticity.
This painting is Inspired by my visit to Flinders Island, Tasmania, and my fruitless attempt to find the elusive so called killiecrankie diamonds. It is also a reminder of the main reason for my trip to the island, my pilgrimage to Wybalenna; to show respect, and to view first hand the final resting place of many of our Aboriginal Elders/Ancestors,
The restored Chapel, the Cemetery and remnants of the demolished accommodation areas at Wybalenna were all emotional places to visit, and I could feel the presence of our ancestors during my visit there.
The central area of my painting represents Flinders Island/Wybalenna; it forms the shape of a ships steering wheel (helm); the outer central area represents the multi-coloured diamonds (topaz) that I dreamed of finding; and beyond that; is a circular area of diamonds one for each of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Nations, the diamonds are deposited there by constant erosion and water flow from the Killiecrankie Mountain to the sea that separates Flinders Island from the Tasmanian mainland.
The outer circles on my painting represent the Nine Tasmanian Aboriginal Nations, and the painting perimeter depicts the oceans that surround Tasmania.