This painting is 30x30cm. Painted on cotton canvas, and professionally stretched with d-rings and hanging string.
Pikanini is a Pidgin English word that means Child.
I have been slowly connecting with my own stories over the past few years, coming to understand that this connection to the rich cultures and landscapes of tropical postcolonial places is extremely significant in my life. I have begun to realise that I relate to the world as the white child in amongst colour, just as I was a youngster in Papua New Guinea. I am in amongst it, a part of it and yet apart from it.