Artist: Emmalisa Johnston
Finding water holes in our Country – 2021
Paintings – Acrylic on Canvas – 40 x 40 cm (pre-stretched)
For our old people who grew up in the bush, clean drinking water and knowledge of where it could be found, was very very important. This knowledge was passed on through generations so that families could carry on living. This painting shows water holes with lines, which are the way that the water runs through rock and sand after rain and collects in small areas. The different colours show where the water is on top or close to the surface of the land, or where it is deeper below the surface.