Friday, June 16, 2006

John Weeronga Bartoo

I met John Weeronga Bartoo a few months ago. He lives about 30 minutes drive from where I am. He is an Aboriginal man who was raised by white parents and was taught only European custom. In his words ... "raised as a white man".

He has since taken the time to rediscover his aboriginal heritage, and paints spiritually intense art works.

His paintings are now sold in galleries in New York and other cities. Best of all, an elder from a Northen aboriginal tribe has invited him to spend 3 months with them out in the bush to learn the customs that he has missed out on.

Here is a link to some of his paintings.


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