I Just Am is a series of work created in 2014 in collaboration with Micky Barlow-Kite, a traditional Indigenous artist from Adelaide.
Kites Shades of Ochre
This body of work focuses on Indigenous Australian's strong and powerful connection to culture, family and land. Australian history tells us the story of British colonisation but if we seek to know the truth, it also provides the story of the brutal injustice, discrimination and racism towards The First People of Australia.
The work focuses on mixed race Indigenous people, many of whom hide scars from a time called The Stolen Generations. Identity is important for all people regardless of colour or race and should never be taken away or diminished.
'I Just Am' is inspired by and dedicated to my brother James.