Meaning: Sacred Sand
Australian Indigenous Artist Brad Turner and Abstract Artist Cara Sanders have extended their body of work to include a brand new collection ‘Where Rivers Meet’.
Their latest venture broadens their collaborative success, with a series of works continuing the thread that translates the deep connection between land and culture.
Inspired by a birds eye view of the Burleigh headland one of the last remaining coastal rainforests set in the centre of a busy metropolis. Here, the saltwater inlet of the coral sea finds the flow of the freshwater river system of the ‘Tallebudgera Creek’ (meaning good fish). This paradise on earth is paused in time and pays homage to a space steeped in traditions and ancestral history of the Yugambeh and Komberrie people, as well as present-day preservation of this meaningful and sacred site.
Here, the colours are raw and real, from the rich tones of the cutting of ochre which was once used for ceremonies, painting and dance to the sandy sienna and earthy hue of olive that melts into a rich forest green canopy.
Each work is designed to capture these magical moments in nature that represent the regeneration of the diverse Australian landscape, an environment where you are overcome with a sense of peace and purity—standing barefoot encased in sunlight with the magical sound and background of soft ocean waves.
The new collection portrays the significance of these meeting points, where two contrasting components combine to create something new in a celebration of art. Turner and Sanders mirror this new growth by merging their unique painting styles to create something completely original.
Colour Palette: Raw Sienna, Umber, White, Peach and Sand
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