I'm really happy that i have a selling show again and this time i was happy to make a few new political works for NAIDOC Week for my latest solo show at the Joondalup Art Gallery.
I invited lots of friends and family along for the opening night even though my legs aren't able to carry me there on the night my twin opened the show with a beaut speech in our Badimaya language. My two nephews James and Curtis went along with Curtis' friend and his Mum too.
I miss going to these events but it won't be long till I'll be right back into the swing of things after my operation next month which will be around about the time this exhibitions finishes but I feel only good things because it's the beginning of a new phase in my life were my health won't keep me away from other people so much as it has made me be in the last 20 years.
I worked pretty well for this show and this picture shows some icon works my twin sister Carol took at the opening on the 4th July.
My favourite painting was about three boys who are learning about the responsibility it takes to be elders one day. It had the right amount of gaze and gold background.
This work is my nephews favourite and it's got thousands of tiny jewels over it. Flames inside the icon image with a heart. These are acrylic crystals mica gold detail.
it's a selling show so I hope each work goes into a public collection &/or a good home with a collector.
I paint mainly to stop racism so the enjoyment is based in education and a good conversation for change.
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