I met Jeanne the first time I walked the Lurujarri Dreaming Trail, she was one of my many teachers on country. Over the past 21 years Jeanne has spent time living on/with country along the coastal dune country north of Broome, documenting the activities of the six seasons though drawings, paintings and stencils. I find Jeanne’s images evocative… When I see her images of country I feel like the essence of country is there, coming out of the image. Jeanne and spoke once about country speaking through us, like some kind of genius spirit coming to visit. I camped at Jeanne’s camp at Milibinyarri just the other day and sat in the shade watching the double-barred finch come and drink from the bowls I had filled with water. What a blessing! Click on the heading Country Over Time to see a catalogue of Jeanne’s most recent artworks which will be exhibited in Sorrento, Victoria over the next month.
November 10, 2013 · 6:01 am
One response to “Country Over Time”
Jeanne’s work is beautiful Nia, I completely agree with you that it captures the Lurujarri Heritage Trail colours, textures and inter-relationships between plant, human and animal so well!