A beautiful and painterly collection of Contemporary Australian Indigenous washi patterns, designed by artist Jo Wilson.
A descendant of the Ngunnawal people in Canberra & surrounding NSW, Jo’s work represents spiritual stories of self, identity, home, country and the environment (see our website for more information). Great for collage, decorative crafts and stationery use.
About the Artist:
Jo Wilson: Hello, I’m Jo Wilson a First Nations woman & contemporary Aboriginal Artist. I am a proud descendant of the Ngemba people of Brewarrina (Northwestern NSW). I was born on Ngunnawal Country in Canberra and although I did not grow up traditional on Country I have a strong bond with my spiritual home where my mum grew up in Brewarrina NSW. My identity as an Aboriginal woman is something very important to me, and I have always been proud. I have been on a healing journey these past couple of years and connecting to and finding peace with my Indigenous heritage and culture through painting. I feel so grateful to have found healing and happiness through creative expression. I paint intuitively and through ritual, this connects me to my ancestors. I love to create my own dreaming, depicting healing rainbows, but often also include my love of the moon, sun, stars & universe in my works. I hope my creations bring you joy, healing and strength as much as they have given me creating them. (Artist has revised bio since catalogue publication).
Mob Connections: Mob which means family in our culture is extremely important. The feeling of love & connection is so strong in our community. Spirit is always healed when you are with mob.