Translation: The Soul
Photograph by Russell James. Collaborative art by Clifton Bieundurry (AUS).
James' photograph represents his vision of 'Innocence', a perfect time in indigenous culture without external influence. However, 'Innocence' can be seen closer to the surface and unbeknownst to her, change was imminent.
Bieundurry's collaborative art represents the birth of a spirit at its purest. This spirit exists in culture and the lore of all the land and waters and its creatures. This particular incarnation of pirlirr inhabits 'Innocence'.
The art piece represents a perfect moment in ancient history that prevailed for tens of thousands of years, naive to any signs of approaching change.