By Brooke Sutton
Age – 17 years
Size – 61cm wide X 91cm high
Medium – Acrylic and textured acrylic on canvas
Birthing Tree - Artii Nganthi
My name is Brooke Sutton and I am a contemporary Indigenous artist from the Kalkadoon people from the Mount Isa area in Queensland. This is my interpretation of “Artii Nganthi” which means in the Kalkadoon language “Birthing Tree”.
For generation upon generation dating back thousands and thousands of years Kalkadoon women have given birth to their young under the sacred branches of birthing tree’s. For the Kalkadoon women the tree is a place of knowledge a place where they give life and a place where they breathe life.