Continuing my ongoing relationship with Hardie Grant publishing, the chance presented to illustrate this book authored by the great Thomas Mayor was an immeasurably honourable opportunity.
It became a re visiting of a career long practice and consolidating that practice into one text. A twenty year artistic painting sojourn, re addressed from the figurative origins of pencil / ink / watercolour & finally acrylic paints on various surfaces. The origins never reach their ‘use by date’.
These are the illustrated direct effects of Colonialism upon a land later titled ‘Australia’.
Of a highly esteemed modern day warrior, utilising the incredible power of literary prowess. A book that reaches far & wide and reintroduces the relatively young demise of First Nations cultures yet requests the empathy of the oppressors only two hundred & thirty two years into the oppression.