'Sunburnt' 63cm x 53cm
This artwork reflects the resilience of the land in Australia. The layers of 'Sunburnt' represent the knowledge that is held within the land and the impact our actions have on it. The white lines running through reflect our rivers and waterways which are too often dry and struggling to sustain their surroundings. In traditional Nhunggabarra paintings white can be used to reflect mourning – here it is showing the mourning for the collapse of our river systems and the devastating impact this has for our land. The bottom section of dots is the design I use to represent the Warrambul (the Milky Way) which is the spiritual connection and knowledge of those who have passed, it represents that the land holds knowledge and evidence of all the generations before us. The sun’s rays show the drought and the searing heat of the Australian summer penetrating into the earth. The leaves running through the design reflect hope and new growth, showing that if we look after the land it will in turn look after us. Nhunggabarra culture values sustainability and a deep respect and connection to the land. If we consider some traditional practices and encourage a deeper relationship with us and the land we can help sustain it for future generations.
This artwork is acrylic on canvas and is an original, authentic piece signed by Sandon Gibbs-O'Neill. Prints will not be made of this artwork. It is The artwork will come with a Certificate of Authenticity and a representation. The artwork is framed as per images - stretched canvas around Premium Pine and box-framed with Tasmanian Oak. The artwork is posted framed and ready to hang on your wall.