nature in miniature

Kookaburra, 15 cms H X 15 cms W, cotton warp, cotton, tweed wool, synthetic wefts.
 As a person of European background born on Australian soil, the question of identity is vexed. David Gulpilil the indigenous actor in the Nicholas Roeg movie Walkabout made the comment that anyone whose mother’s umbilical cord was cut over this country, whose blood and natal fluids flowed onto this soil has a link to this place. My work is a struggle to clarify that link, to celebrate it when creativity and inspiration allow. In the movie Walkabout, DG’s walk on line in the Simpson Desert with its blood-red-soil was a joyous shout: ‘gappi’, water.

About anton veenstra

tapestry weaver, fibre artist, gay/qr activist, multiculturalist
This entry was posted in cosmology, narrative, tapestry. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s