My collection of Australian fabrics started during two trips to Australia 10 years ago. My first exposure to Aboriginal culture was at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Walking along the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock) I could understand the mystical power of the land that is so important to the Aboriginals. The arrow shapes in my piece depict the struggle between tourism and respect of the spiritual significance of the lands around Uluru. It was disappointing to me that even with signs requesting people to not climb Uluru at the request of the Anangu, the Aboriginal traditional owners, there was a steady stream of hikers.
12” x 12”