Kokatha Country.

Description.

Kokatha Country is a commissioned artwork for BHP & Compass Group highlighting the distinctive landscape of the South Australian desert, community spirit & sustainability.

The diverse range of deep earthy-toned ‘U’ (person sitting) symbols represent multiculturalism, inclusivity, diversity & the multitude of nationalities who work together within the Olympic Dam community.

The varying hues of blue & green ‘U’ symbols denote the leader figures & mentors at the Olympic Dam Village while the brown & orange ‘U’ symbols represent the workforce, each with their tools by their sides.
These ‘U’ symbols also feature markings to differentiate between genders, bringing focus to BHP’s mission for half of its workforce to be female by 2025.

The scorched earth-toned dots depict the red & brown soils and arid plains found blanketing the environment.
The bright & sunny yellows representing the spiritual and cultural connection I have with Kokatha Country.

The blue and green medicine leaves symbolise the skies, the lush plant life & foliage and the creeks & lakes surrounding the region.

The white lines represent the ridges of the mountainous terrain and every team member’s journey toward each other, working together as one to maintain resources for a better environment and a more sustainable community.

Watch the live performance here.

Size & Medium.

180cm x 90cm

Acrylic on stretched canvas

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MaterialsCanvas I only paint on the highest quality double primed 100% cotton fine art canvas.
Paints I use either Jonsonja or Mattisse matte flow acrylic paint for all of my artworks.
All artworks are acrylic on canvas sheets unless otherwise stated.
Items marked 'Acrylic on stretched canvas' do not require framing and are shipped ready to be hung.

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FramingMost of my artworks are on unstretched canvas sheets unless otherwise marked. We recommend having your artwork stretched and hung within a frame of your choice upon arrival to avoid damage in transit.
Items marked 'Acrylic on stretched canvas' do not require framing and are shipped ready to be hung.

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