Sylvia Wilson

Two Worlds

“This painting is about my experience being a Martu woman, in the body of a Martu, but I was brought up different. Growing up in a whitefella way. If I wasn’t adopted, what would I be? There’s so many words- adoption, fostered, taken… but I wasn’t taken. My mum just wanted the best life for me. I got educated. Walking in two worlds, being black and white. When you actually walk it, it’s a different feeling. It’s daunting. You don’t get a handbook of how to be Martu when you come back to Country. Identity is a big issue. I’ve always just been me- but then I learned more about how Martu culture is so strong. I try to stay grounded, and at the same time keep educating myself. I’m learning every day.”

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Region: Perth, WA
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 61cm (h) x 46cm (w) 
Price: $395.00