Inspired by the My Healing Paradise artwork, this artwork depicts my time spent on Girramay Country.
It represents the beach at Cardwell that I often played on as a child while my parents were in native title meetings with the local mob. I used to play with my big cousins and my siblings on the shore, and we’d look for turtles, crocodiles and dugong off the jetty.
We watched people fish and we watched storms roll in over the ocean. The air was sticky and hot, relentlessly clinging to our skin. We’d swing off tree branches and race each other on the sand. When we worked up the nerve we’d take quick dips in the water while someone kept watch for crocodiles.
Sometimes as a family we’d drive up the range to Budgebulla and I’d watch the sandy landscape turn into a dense tropical rainforest with many exotic trees. I would often daydream in the car and watch the butterflies flit about in the sky.
Copyright Mulganai 2021
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