Sharon Smith is a descendant of the Wiradjuri tribe of western New South Wales. An emerging artist, Sharon’s paintings reflect her love of the natural world. Through her depictions of landscapes, trees and animals, Sharon explores her own personal connection with, and her people’s age-old relationship to the earth.
Artist statement about the work, Meeting of waters:
“The three large circles in this painting represent the three rivers of the Wiradjuri country: the Murray, the Lachlan and the Murrumbidgee. The circles on the outside represent waterholes and the white dots are our people travelling up-river gathering food for our ancestors. The rivers were a means of survival and a continuation of life.”