Mary Tailor's - Aru
Aru. Mary has depicted the pretty rocks (Aru) and pools of her husband's country in Berkeley River.
Mary's art details the rock formations along the Berkley River as part of her ongoing connection to her husband and his country. Having lived and walked the river length with her husband and their children, Mary is acutely familiar with the geography and geology of the place. Her swirling circle formations show the eddies of small rock pools and the rock markers along the river banks.
Here she played as a girl amongst the 'aru' - rocks and stones, fishing, swimming and telling stories. Occasional trees, palms and bush flowers add to her compositions of stones and rockholes signifying a particular memory and place of importance.
Her inspiration came from the stories told to her by her husband. "The stories told to me while we hunted for fish and turtle. He was a good old man, my husband."
Size: 76cm x 56cm (paper size)
Medium: Framed, Natural pigment on paper