Artworks by Blak Douglas
A dominant totem of the Cadigal/Gadigal once prevalent over the entirety of Cadigal Country. An incredibly versatile plant and sensitive to its surroundings, but unique to the South East and the South West of the continent. In this illustration they stand proud and tall just like the warriors they represent. The ‘X’ linear design at rear pays homage to distinct Gadigal body paint styles.
A dominant totem of the Burramattagal clan of the Dharug Nation (Western Sydney), this illustration represents the annual migration of the Burra. Beginning from its dreaming site in the inner Parramatta River, they make their way to the ocean on an epic journey to spawn. The river itself and its associated landscape becomes metaphoric of parts of the Eels anatomy. The ‘zigzag’ linear pattern behind is a homage to various distinct Dharug designs.
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