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  • Jamie Lawrence Jamie Lawrence (Wongaibon), Billiy's

Jamie Lawrence (Wongaibon), Billiy's

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wood, paint, coral, shells, 2022


These three pieces represent each of my children, or 'Billiy's'. The largest is Narn Blue, the one with the bow is Henrietta Winter-Rose, and the smallest is Felix Ruru. They are a blessing in my life and my relationship towards them has been a journey that continues. I was estranged from my eldest son at the time of making that particular piece and I found comfort in its creation, helping to remain connected during another arduous time in our lives. The other two were created out of my need to understand my part in their lives and to show my adoration for their being. They also remind me of my father, who took his young family to the Simpson Desert, and carved out a path toward Uluru, and sadly, never met his grand-children. These are the reflections of my roots.


Artist Bio:

I am inspired by the tracks my father made in the Simpson desert when I was a kid. I liked the reflectiveness and the bigness. I am studying visual art at RMIT and hope to do my PhD in Koorie art.