Mary Tailor's - Many Stones in Berkley
Many Stones in Berkley. 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 eddys 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, palm 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. "He was a good old man - my husband. He told me stories while we hunted for fish and turtle."
Size: 77cm x 57cm
Medium: Framed, Natural ochre and pigment on paper