Artist: Katrina McKinnon
Big Rivers Country – 2021
Paintings – Acrylic on Canvas – 40 x 40 cm (pre-stretched)
This land where we live is known as ‘big rivers country’ This is because there are so many rivers and creeks connecting land to sea. Many of them are with us always, never even disappearing during the dry season. These rivers keep us strong and healthy – we have always fished these rivers for food and are connected to them as an essential life force. Some rivers have no water in the dry season, but this does not mean they are less important – dry river beds are a good place to hunt turtle and bush tuckers plants.