oil on linen
214 x 152 cm
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This painting from the series "Where The Wildflowers Once Grew" is my fantasy taking over that if only there was such a thing as Aboriginal spirits that could 'spirit away' the bad in people and replace it with true justice. Aboriginal people deserve recognition and respect in our society. Aboriginal children need Aboriginal heroes and so I turned around the white superman into an Aboriginal one.
"Where The Wildflowers Once Grew" This is old Minimbah Land where Grandma used to live. It is Crown Land and my father's name, Robert John Syron is on the map. This land is near to the old Coroborree Grounds. The mining companies came through this area and took a foot-deep of top soil off thousands of acres of land. They took all the elements and goodness out of the soil. Now the wildflowers don't grow anymore. When I was young I could lean off my horse and in seconds have an armful of breathtakingly beautiful wildflowers, I woundn't even have to pick them. This land was sacred to me that is why I chose to paint about it.