‘The Matriarch’ Coaster Set
-Set of four
-Premium hardboard coaster
-Non-slip cork backing
In Aboriginal culture, women are the leaders of the family, the decision makers and the ceremonial healers.
The Matriarchs of the family, they were, and still are, a central strength for families, carrying out important roles.
Working from the bottom up – are the cracks in the dry earth from when the water runs out, and the Murrumbidgee River above replenishing and rejuvenating the spaces.
On the right of the artwork are symbols representing the women – clusters of Coolamon, clusters of women, of rain, and of trees. There are women standing side by side united, all sheltered by the stars above – our ancestors watching over and guiding us. On the left are birthing caves and hills which represent my connection to Wiradjuri country.
Seeds and animal prints represent the continuation of life, and standing centrally within the artwork – a powerful, independent, and strong woman nurturing within her womb- new life.