Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Exploring Aboriginal Art

Since I posted about this art challenge I have been playing with this art form and am thoroughly enjoying it! For me, it includes many of my favorite things, dots. circles, symbolism and my focus for this year - mandala.

I have not decided if I am participating in the challenge yet (based on some travelling coming up and time issues) but am still creating some pieces for my own enjoyment (and possibly selling if you are interested!)

So I shared this sneak peek the other day on facebook....
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Here's the entire piece and an explanation of the symbolism for me.... 2013-04-08 11.15.02

If you are a regular reader ( and I hope you are or will become one!) you know that I have chosen "complete" as my word for this year. This is a representation of that word. The very center image indicates a camp or home with symbols for people surrounding it. I chose one male and 4 females since that is what our family consists of. From there, the blues represent water with the final outside row being tracks that people would make on a journey. After traversing the world for 30 years, we are about to come full circle in our journey to create a home for our family in the islands later this year. I think this says that rather nicely and I can't wait to hang it in our future home!

Today I have been working on something less "personal" but still within the art style of Aboriginal Dot art. But I will only give you the sneak peek from facebook for now...and say I am thinking of lantana.
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  1. This is so pretty, Trish! Are y'all going back to Hawaii for retirement? I know it IS home for y'all!

    1. Thank you! Yes we are planning to return to the islands and I cannot wait! The sea calls to me!

  2. i love this, Trish! I especially like the symbolism behind it. what a cool story in a pretty painting!

    1. Thanks Jenny! I think that is what attracted me to this art form most...I love that there are stories behind the images!