This bespoke piece of art has been created recognising the history that connects a place and people; raw materials like timber, grass, and ochre; and layers signaling the story of past, present, and future. Using lines, the artwork demonstrates the traditional craft of weaving and the use of natural materials.
When something is woven it becomes stronger; it brings in an element of strength and growth. The horizontal lines represent the earth, Mother Earth, layers of earth, time, and history. The vertical lines add a new layer of history. These lines are not complete – a nod to Goodman’s RAP journey – which is still a work in progress. The U-shapes are a traditional symbol for people. Represented facing opposite directions denotes male and female. The centre circles are a traditional symbol. They represent a meeting place, Goodman.