Large framed painting on canvas. Dimensions: 90 cm wide X 90 cm high
Painting comes with a certificate of authenticity containing the following:
Story: This painting is a representation of mental health. Hands mean stop mental health in our society. The circle's means life cycle and the break line indicates break the cycle. The curved lines around the circles in the centre working outward, mean never stop trying to improve your mental health. The water holes mean meeting places. This painting means a lot to me as I can relate to mental health issues. I'm apart if it. It’s my story and many more suffer. I have family members who also suffer mental health issues.
Artist - Cindy Dean:
Cindy Dean is a mother of 6 children(boori's).She is a 45 year old proud Aboriginal women/Artist from Gippsland, Australia. She was born in Bairnsdale and raised as a Gunaikurni. In the last two years, she has been reunited with her family in Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia. Her father was part of stolen generation. Her tribes are Walmajarri/wangkatjungka and her skin name is Nangala. Cindy now reside in the East Gippsland town of Sale.
Cindy’s own words: “I was established as a Koori artist in 2007 when I joined a women's painting class called ‘mixup’ and I have never turned back. I'm known for my art work around the Gippsland area and became part of a book called NOT JUST DOTS....through the East Gippsland Aboriginal Arts Corporation.. I was commissioned to sell my artwork and was doing extremely well. Now I paint from home. This is my yarn and I am pleased to share it with you.”