By Jesse Sutton
Age – 17 years
Size – 91cm x 61cm
Medium – Acrylic and raised acrylic on canvas
The Sun - Pintjamu
My name is Jesse Sutton and I am a contemporary Indigenous artist from the Kalkadoon people from the Mount Isa area in Queensland.
This painting is called “Pintjamu” in the Kalkadoon language which means “The Sun” and this painting is my interpretation of “Pintjamu the giver of life”.
Pintjamu the sun woman starts her journey from East to West every morning and descends on the horizon every afternoon.
Pintjamu and her far-reaching rays is the giver of life to all living things on earth, from the animals and humans to the plants and forests to the rivers and streams.
Pintjamu’s power gives life to us all.