Artist: Colleen Charlie
Broken Tree Story – 2021
Paintings – Acrylic on Canvas – 61 x 61 cm
Gulf Country is cyclone country and everyone who is from this place has to learn to live with wet season storms.
Even trees can live through big cyclones. Sometimes you see trees like this one that are really strange shapes – big, fat branches among the smaller ones. This happens when a big tree gets broken off in in a storm but then survives and grows more new small branches.
Our people can be like that too – something really hard happens to them and it changes the way they look or act, but they survive and keep growing, just differently.