Artist: Jeanette Charlie
Message Sticks – 2020
Paintings – Acrylic on Canvas – 25 x 35 cm (pre-stretched)
Message sticks were used to communicate between different language groups in the old days.
Important messages about possible marriages and ceremonies were communicated on these sticks. The circle in the middle of the painting is a gathering of people and all of the white dots are the people. Message sticks of different colours are all around the outside.