Bantimiti – Message Stick 16
This artwork is symbolic of Aboriginal message sticks, depicted by the continued multi-coloured lines running across the work. Each coloured area represents a different message stick with tiny lined engravings depicted of the message the stick carried. One who carried the message stick was traditionally granted safe and protected entry to other nation's territory.
The messages inscribed on the stick (by painting, carving, burning) were primarily "prompts" for the messenger so that the message would be conveyed consistently to each different nation's elders. Typical messages would be announcements of ceremonies, disputes, invitations, warnings, meetings, events and happenings.
Size: 250 x 300 mm
Year: March 2022
Medium: Mixed medium on premium stretched canvas with hanging hooks and wire.
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