Artist: Amanda Hinkelmann
Breathtakingly intricate, this contemporary Aboriginal artwork piece by artist Amanda Hinkelmann highlights the importance of The Dreaming stories in the passing down of lessons and messages in Aboriginal culture. Featuring myriads of paths, shapes and patterns, this captivating artwork shows its connection to Mother Earth by use of a warm, muted and earthy colour palette of moss green, beige, mustard and peach tones. This is the sister piece to Marramarra.
Unlike most other artworks which focus on particular stories within The Dreaming, this artwork has been created to represent the overarching idea and importance of The Dreaming and its stories as a cornerstone in our culture. These are the stories that we live and breathe, that we pass on to our children. This artwork represents the animals, people and spirits within these Dreaming stories that are taught to us, often to teach us a lesson or provide a moral for life.
Born on Wiradjuri Land in Wagga Wagga, Amanda is an exceptionally passionate and talented Aboriginal artist who has been creating breathtaking original artworks from her studio under the moniker ‘Because of my Four’ for many years now. Amanda’s artworks share stories of resilience, strength, and the power of women. She draws inspiration from her hometown of Wagga Wagga, her family, and the Dreamtime - displaying Aboriginal culture and storytelling in her own contemporary Aboriginal art style, developed through intuition and an innate desire to create.
Copyright of all artworks and text remains with the artist Amanda Hinkelmann.