Title: Circle of Life
Artist: Bernadine Johnson
Size: 90 x 89 cm. Unframed
Medium: Acrylic on canvas 2016
COA and pictures of the artist holding and signing her work will be provided.
Aboriginal people enjoy a strong affinity with the circle because it symbolizes and resembles many cycles in the natural world. Some Aboriginal people believe the power of the world works in circles such as the shape of the world, sun, and the moon, the wind as it whirls in circles, birds as they make their nests in circles, etc. In other Aboriginal communities, it is also a symbol of equity where no one person has an elevated position at a certain area of the circle.