Buri (fire)

Buri is the Gunggari word for "fire". 

This artwork represents the fire we feel within when we connect to our culture. It's always been difficult for me to describe how it feels - that connect to culture. The best way I can explain it is like a vibration in your chest. Sometimes it's quiet and undisturbed - still there yet subtle. Other times it's much stronger and can feel like it will guide you in the right direction. 

I wanted an artwork to represent that feeling we get when we feel more connected to our culture and ancestors. Her strength is subtle but still noticeably there. You can tell and feel she is strong from within. It's her culture that makes her stronger.