Her Beauty and Her Terror 2

Her Beauty and Her Terror 2

bull kelp, steel wool, bullet belt                                Redcliffe Art Gallery 

Images: The artist

 

 

As a Tasmanian Aboriginal woman who is supposedly extinct, I encounter many people who appear to be somewhat terrified by having to engage with the ongoing existence of Australian Indigenous peoples and our resilient cultures. In my work Speaking with Alizon, I use sensuous bull kelp in conjunction with the harsh, industrially produced materiality of steel wool and a threatening bullet-belt of colonial oppression. I embrace my cultural beauty and I am unafraid to express the core of my heart and my history.