This piece was really about my reflection on how our old people have fought for our future and whether this was the dream they had, and how we continue to fight and want better for our children's future and what that dream looks like may be slightly different for everyone but overall it's about better. I look at this as a still image in a moving time, kind of like how we are all pieces in a continuously moving and changing environment. I hope this evokes thought about what the dreams are for the future and how we can continue to push for these as our ancestors have pushed for ours.
My name is Emmy Webbers (aka Wurruck Yambo). I was born and raised within the Kulin Nations of Victoria predominately on Bunurong and Wurundjeri Countries. I love going home to Gunai/Kurnai Country and connecting with both the land I live on and the land I come from. I am always interested in challenging myself as an artist, I like to try new things and see the end results. Every piece I create is inspired by my culture in some way, either from being on Country and the incredible visuals and feelings it creates, or through my children, seeing how they interact with our culture and finding ways I can explore through their eyes. I am lucky to have a strong community around me that has so many children and I always find the way they connect to Country and culture is what grows our communities.