Gooloo's Scar Tree
100 x 120 cm
Sylvia Jones Prize for Women Artists
About the artwork and sitter
This richly symbolic work is all about the artist’s life.
She describes it as: “This particular piece is about my childhood as a baby until aged 10 years. I was placed in Brisbane orphanages for Aboriginal babies. The scar tree holds deep significance in my culture and in this painting it is the central feature and represents how I culturally return to me as Gooloo.”
About the artist
Pepquita Link has a 25 year work history in the Aboriginal Social Emotional and Well-being sector.
“Gooloo is the name given to me by my elders and ancestors (Magpie). All my works tell the stories of my cultural connections and life experiences.”