By Chern’ee Sutton
Age – 23 years
Size – 91cm wide X 121cm high
Medium – Acrylic and textured acrylic on canvas
Butterfly Dreaming - Kali’s Ritjinguthinha
My name is Chern’ee Sutton and I am a contemporary Indigenous artist from the Kalkadoon people from Mount Isa in Queensland. This painting is called “Kali’s Ritjinguthinha” in the Kalkadoon language which means “Butterfly Dreaming”.
This painting tells the story of how the butterfly went from having no purpose in life to being granted the sign of life to all living creatures and if you can’t see kali then mother nature is sick.