Ceramic Coolamon - Shield of Protection by Rainy King Art
Temporarily out of stock
Display this stunning coolamon as a statement piece or use as functional art in your home or workplace.
Stoneware - Approx 40cm(L) x 20cm(W) - stand not included.
Traditional Aboriginal shields were made from bark and wood and often carved and decorated using natural pigments. Shields were used for protection in battles and during significant ceremonies.
"Life choices took me off country for many years; of which I felt disconnected and unsettled. I yearned for the protection of my family and the sense of belonging that comes from being on country. I am home, and I am healing, I am protected."
About the Artist
Rainy (Lorraine) King is a proud Weilwan woman living on country in Coonamble NSW.
"In 2012, I joined our local ceramics group and instantly fell in love. My passion for creating with clay has taken over my life and I converted my rusty old tin shed into a small studio. Working with clay directly connects me to the earth, and it brings me an inner peace. I often use lots of bright colours and incorporate traditional symbols to tell the stories depicted in my artworks. My inspirations are often from the land on which I live, native flora and fauna, family connections, my personal experiences and stories from my aunties and grandmothers.
My dream for the future is to be able to encourage and support other Aboriginal women to engage in the arts as a way of connecting to culture and as an outlet for self expression and inner peace."
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