Together we gather to help each other
Together we become like sister and brother
Together we Dream...me and you
Together each year this Dream comes true
Miracles happen when we believe
Miracles we help each other to achieve
Miracles that bring light back to the lives out here
Miracles, that with you, we find every year
Healing comes from what we do
Healing that you bring with you
Healing now that goes back in kind as
Healing from this painting, for your spirit and your mind
Cheree Stokes (C) 10/02/2020
The inspiration for this painting came from a previous one of my titled "Connections". The intertwined circles made of of different shades of black and white signify the coming together of all different cultures each year at The Long White Lunch in Cumnock.
Circles are equalizers. Thye are significant in my traditional Aboriginal culture and in my personal life. I beleive they give power to this painting and the message it carries.
I also found on a personal level the significance of painting in only black and white in regards to Australia and the need to build relationships between Black and White Australians. This mixing of colours and circles is my ideal society for the future where we are all equal and we all get along.
Acrylic on stretched canvas 61cm x 61cm