“My bloodlines are diverse, with lines from Arnhem land, central desert, NSW, Tahitian; European from my mothers’ side, my fathers’ lines are from the South Pacific, both Polynesian and Melanesian and European. My mother’s line is from the stolen generation so I cannot be too sure of the skin names of my ancestors.
Creativity I believe is a natural but a very automatic response for me. I see some object, I straight away start learning and redesigning it. The motive, passion and emotion for this was always to improve, and inspire our world to be a better place. With so much suffering in the world it moved me to create anything and everything to help and stop the negative aspects of our world. This is my way to heal what needs to be healed.
When working with my aboriginal art pieces, I utilize a lot of ancient shamanic practices to give more spectral energy in the piece, channelling the past future and present. I use emu feathers a lot as they are the symbol for spiritual excellence, hard work and respect.
The stones I use in my pieces hold energy of the past and energy for healing so I incorporate them in my ‘puni’ or wooden objects like the Yidaki (didgeridoo) and hand tools/hooks. The yidaki is a very powerful mans’ tool used to create certain sound frequencies for ceremony, teaching music and dance and (my favourite) healing. So when I decorate these pieces I am amplifying their purpose, and aim to create visually beautiful objects to show how powerful these instruments and tools are".
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