My people have survived living off the land for tens of thousands of years. Aboriginals source flowers, leaves, berries and nuts to sustain themselves. In this painting I have tried to represent some of the flora from northern Queensland where my people originated from. Ngalga-yarrubadjal (cluster fig), piriyalji (conkerberry), kirling (native gooseberry), bolwarra (native guava), djaribat (sandpaper fig) and murnong (yam daisies). During my journey in incarceration I have found cooking to be something I enjoy, and I hope to learn more about using native plants to improve my culinary skills and connect with my ancestors.
The dragonfly is in most of my paintings. It signifies change and I think of it as my personal totem.
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