Direct from the artist, Darwin, NT
Cooee Art, NSW
“The inspiration for much of my work to date has emanated from engagement with my Indigeneity and my own identity as I grow and mature both as an adult and as a young man.
In this sense, my art becomes both the medium and the lens through which I seek to explore my sense of self within the context of a contemporary Indigenous culture that is itself dynamic and evolving.
This can be a challenging and confronting journey but it’s one all of us must take and have taken, and it is worth it.
The gaining of insight, becoming aware of a sense of purpose in life, the feeling of belonging, and an affirmation of both identity and integrity of character are all necessary milestones to aspire for and attain. This is a critical part of my journey at the moment and this work portrays the heart and inspiration for all of my work sometimes subtle and sometimes bold. The Saltwater Crocodile.”