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.
- Created using archival ink printed onto high quality French Cotton Fine Art Paper.
- All prints are high-quality reproductions of hand painted art by Melissa & Lauren in their little home studio on Gumbaynggirr country and printed locally onto high-quality, textured paper.
- Paper prints are only available unframed, but come beautifully wrapped and presented.