This painting explores our relationship to the
landscape around us. It suggests our
continuing need to pay respect to Aboriginal cultural heritage, understandings
and stories about the land. This is not
to say that we take these stories as our own, but rather that they may help us
better understand the landscape we are in; and that through this we may begin
to birth a substantial reconciliation between multiple cultures and the landscape. Reconciliation is a relatively “young”
concept; perhaps as a theory and a practice it is even still in-uetero, with
many of its’ characteristics yet unknown.
In our favour is our ‘freedom’ as a ‘young’, multicultural, and
democratic country; which is able to draw upon a great variety of knowledge and
resources in order to create the path together.