Gaagal means ocean in Gumbaynggirr. Mum and I are Gumbaynggirr custodians and the Ocean is our totem.
The painting was inspired by Deb and Andy and celebrates both our connection to water as neighbouring nations - Being Birapi and Gumbaynggirr peoples of the east coast of NSW. We just want to express our heartfelt appreciation to both Deb and Andy for giving us the opportunity to showcase our beautiful culture on Australia's best TV show, The Block.
We created the symbol in the middle which represents a meeting place where people come together and connect.
The circles around the outside are neighbouring tribes, friends and family journey along the pathways (lines) and meet in the middle to share stories, culture, food and celebrations.
20% of the proceeds of this painting goes to NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) on behalf of Deb and Andy to support those you have suffered from the NSW fires
The artwork is painted onto 12 ounce premium archival canvas.
Measures 2 metres x 1.2 metres
This piece is ready to hang, stretched and framed in a signature Miimi&Jiinda Raw Oak Timber frame.
(Framed in our Miimi & Jiinda studio on Gumbaynggirr Country)