Biirrinba (Country Heartlines) is a painting which pays homage to the mighty Clarence River (Biirrinba in Yaygirr) and my Mother’s family who grew up on a small island within the banks of Biirrinba. The painting depicts a view of the river from Maclean, this is the view I grew up with and it has in a way became a symbol of home to me, my family and our Yaegl mob.
I paint what I am most familiar with, my river, my Biirrinba. I see the river as a life giving vein that pumps through our body enabling us to be. The term bloodlines refers to my familial connection to this place, yet it is also a mark of respect for all the wrongdoings of the past, the unspoken and or undocumented history of the bloodshed of our people within the very banks of the Clarence River.
Painted by Yaegl Artist Frances Belle Parker in 2019
Acrylic on Stretched Linen (Ready to hang)
91cm x 91cm
Pick up from Maclean NSW or courier at buyers expense
1 in stock