For Sarrita this series of paintings titled Our Land is tied to happy memories of holidays spent with her paternal family travelling through their land with the ultimate destination being, naturally, a waterhole, represented by the circle, in this case coloured in red. The red lines leading to it represent the child’s feeling Of being ‚nearly there’ – although this was not always necessarily the case.
About the artist:
Sarrita King was born in Adelaide, South Australia in 1988, the younger sister of fellow artist Tarisse King, and daughter of the highly regarded late artist, William King Jungala (1966 – 2007). Sarrita inherits her Australian Aboriginality from her father, a Gurindji man from the Northern Territory.
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