Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 1m.29 x1m.29cm
“This painting is about Aboriginal Australians – First Inhabitants – living on Country. They are hunters and gatherers. In this painting they are collecting bush tucker where honey ants are found. The ants are dug out, brought back to camps in coolamons and shared around. Witchetty grubs roasted over hot coals, bush berries are also collected and shared around. Malu (kangaroos) and emus are tracked and hunted for food in the Central Desert. Rock pools where water is collected and children swim, living in harmony with Mother Nature.”
Sandy is employed by Larrakia Nation in the Outreach Services’ Watch House division. He also facilitates the Arts in the Grass program on behalf of Larrakia Nation, an art workshop held at East Point (Darwin) ever Wednesday for itinerant and homless Indigenous people.