Lungarung

"This is me, this is mine. The whole lot is me [she points to the x mark in the painting]. I bin walking all around, I know him proper way, he is always here. [Clasps her heart]. We are same one, my country is me. He long way that way, but he still here."

In many of the works, Weaver places a cross. At first, it was presumed to be a signature, but it is actually a self-representation. It acts as a trigger to help understand that she and her land, Lungarung, are one. For her, it is a self-portrait in country. She is one mark of many, but she is unique, like the country. For Weaver, she and her land are inseparable: they are the same. To understand Weaver, one must know her land, because they exist together and define each other.

Courtesy of Short Street Gallery

Year
..2006
Medium
..Acrylic on canvas
Measurement
..1520mm x 1520mm
Copyright Line
..Copyright Short Street Gallery