STORY - My Mother Earth
Naree Budjong Djara translates to My Mother Earth.
This artwork represents the special connection between land and water to Aboriginal People. We value our relationship to country, honour it through art, language, song, and dance. Passing knowledge and customs down to younger generations. When our environment is thriving and protected, our people feel the same way. When it's under threat, this impacts us mentally and spiritually. We mourn loss and destruction of sacred sites and cultural heritage. If we can focus to support Mother Earth making sustainable decisions this not only benefits our wellbeing but also future generations. The design includes lines and circles that are families and community. All joined together to keep our culture alive and strong. The "U" shapes signify people in our community. Our old people told us what foods we suitable to eat and what plants and animals were in season. These are the different aspects I created using the dots.