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I made this pastel after my visit to Australia , I made small watercolours of Uluru on my visit to the Red centre. I visited Ayres Rock (the non Aborigine name) at dawn and at sunset when the rock is reddest. I was struck by the contrast of the Green foliage of the trees with the red rock and sand together with the yellowish grasses. I visited the Aboriginal cultural centres and was fascinated by the dream mythology of the indigenous people. I watched 'Walkabout" by Nick Roeg soon after my trip and used the young Aborigine protagonist for reference in my work to symbolise the ownership of Uluru by the Aborigine society. On the bus from Alice Springs there was a young Aborigine woman who was allowed to travel free. I saw several Aborigines sitting around the site observing the white visitors and looking rather displaced even though it was their absolute right to be there. The Aborigine with a spear aimed at the kangaroo is imagined and the rock painting with serpent inspired by some i saw in the Northern Territory. The Self Portrait is based on a photo of me taken by a stranger on my visit.

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Soft Pastels

Uluru visit with Self-Portrait and Aborigine (2002)

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