They Found Them With Flowers in Their Hands

Original Oil Painting on Canvas

61 x 76 cm

1992 Beasts and Beauties

There are stories about many white children becoming lost in the bush and being saved thanks to Aboriginal trackers. There are other sad stories where they were not so lucky such as one where a little girl when picking wild flowers and became lost and died. This image was inspired by stories of how Aboriginal girls would make little clay breasts and hang them around their necks pretending to be mothers.  The notion here is that they go with this with the intent to nourish the lost child if they find her, but in this case they are little ghosts.