Jess McDonald

I am an artist, and mother of four little boys, from Wool Bay on the Yorke Peninsula. The media that I regularly use for my works are watercolour and Linoleum printing. I Like to depict people and to draw attention to the beauty I see in them. I Have spent several years living in remote Aboriginal communities in both the Anangu, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara Lands and North-East Arnhem Land and I particularly like to use my art to depict positive, beautiful images of First Australians. This bat is asking the question of whether there is room in our society for truly inclusive communities and it is also a comparison of cultures: relationships and time versus busyness and economy, wisdom versus technology. The difference in media used to portray the cultural symbols speaks of the difference between a culture that holds onto what is lasting and a culture that grabs at what is new and fleeting. The media used is linoleum print and burnt wood/carving.

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