The power of solidarity has kept us alive for more than 65,000 years. We are still fighting for redress of past injustices. This image depicts the strength of First Nations peoples, and shows the power of ‘always was, always will be’. The fists in the middle of the image represents unity of our people. I wanted to share that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people come in all different shades, so the fists are varied in colour just like us.
I have utilised earthy, yet bold colours to create a strong sense of First Nations peoples' connection to country, though to also show that our country is hurting right now. The symbols behind the fists represent various communities, though not withstanding there are many, many more across our nation.
We as First Nations people need to continue to bind and work together because we cannot let the pressures of the Western world bring us down… Always was and always will be!
Mid weight, 180 GSM
100% combed cotton (marles 15% viscose)
Screen printed design on front, screen printed on Wurundjeri Country