GALLERIES/ > Galleries of Prehistory

In the year 2002 I was in Australia's Northern Territory. We were visiting an aboriginal reservation along the coast. I was young and asked lots of questions, and was a bit of a bother. Anxious for an experience to write about, or paint about, or whatever, I asked one of the older locals if they would accompany me on a walk. He agreed and we moved slowly through the landscape on a trail behind one of the main structures of the reservation. Right away I pointed at a rock and asked "how to do you say this in your language Anindilyakwa", he said the word Buláto. Then I pointed at a tree, he said Buláto. Then a kangaroo – "Buláto". This went on for a while. Returning to the larger group, frustrated, I complained to our tour guide. He promptly told me that Buláto means fingertip, and that the old man answered all my questions correctly, but that I will need to know myself before I will know Australia. Since then, I drew myself many times, and made these artworks.

Dry Erase (Detail)
Whiteboard Paint, Whiteboard Marker, Styrofoam
2015
Dry Erase
Whiteboard Paint, Whiteboard Marker, Styrofoam
2015
Dry Erase
Whiteboard Paint, Whiteboard Marker, Styrofoam
2015
Dry Erase (Detail)
Whiteboard Paint, Whiteboard Marker, Styrofoam
2015
TimePiece Series (1-10)
Paper, Wood, Paint
2013
TimePiece 4
Paper, Wood, Paint
2013
rocks and caves (detail)
office paper
2006
rocks and caves (detail)
office paper
2006
rocks and caves (detail)
office paper
2006
rocks and caves (detail)
office paper
2006
rocks and caves (detail)
office paper
2006