about 3 rivers

i posted this week about an art quilt – or scroll – that i’m working on, called 3 rivers

i’ve been asked if i can verbalise what it’s about, so i gave it a go this morning

this is an edited version of what i wrote

3 rivers

1st river – this river signifies the end of a journey and re-entry into inheritance

2nd river – this river signifies an ancient travelling route and meeting place

3rd river – this river runs with blood

it is also about –

  • despair/hope
  • end/beginning
  • exile/restoration
  • death/life
  • blood/water

when the river turned to blood we could not drink the water

  • the black war
  • the black line
  • the convicts

it is very complex and it took a while – layer upon layer of meaning, coming out of my Christian faith and my response to tasmanian history

17 thoughts on “about 3 rivers

  1. I admire your soul — and your thought process. I liked this before, but knowing more about your connection to it, and thoughts about it, gives it an even deeper meaning. you are brave.


  2. Rita
    it is a giant leap of faith when one shares their innermost thoughts with others:
    The Holocaust
    The history of Tasmania (European and Australia indigenous)
    Of combining the effect of the blending of two disparate cultures……..

    It is a major step to get “followers” to relate….it is a major epiphany to gain acceptance between two worlds
    I like and admire your work!


    • Thank you – yes, it’s hard sometimes sharing things that you feel deeply, but it’s very affirming when people like you respond so positively. I hadn’t consciously included the Holocaust, but there’s certainly an indirect connection … =D


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