Caina Putut Wartanganha

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Caina Putut Wartanganha

This painting is called “Caina Putut, Wartanganha” which means in the Kalkadoon language “Long ago, tomorrow” and this painting is my interpretation of “remembering the past, looking to the future”. 

In the beginning of our country Australia the aboriginals first walked this land over 40,000 years ago, with the rainbow serpent and traditional aboriginal symbols representing this time period. The hands in my painting represent tomorrow and a united Australia where all Australians move forward towards equality. The sun represents the bright future we will all share with this combined movement forwards. The four colours used represent the colours of the earth, red, yellow, black and white ochre that have been used by aboriginals since the dreamtime.

Long ago the first cave was used as shelter, the first fire was lit, the first rock art was produced and the first stories of creation were told. Tomorrow all races embrace each other and we are all treated with respect and as equals.

By Chern’ee Sutton

Age – 16 years.

Size – 60cm wide X 60cm high

Medium – Acrylic and textured acrylic on canvas.

Donated to Indigenous Lawyers Association of Queensland to use as their logo for the 2014 Indigenous Lawyers World Congress.

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