painting – fala

fala – acryllic on canvas – 30×40 – 2011

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fala, or mats, carry genealogical metaphors – two sets of pandanus strips are woven diagonally intermixing to form a mat just as two sets of lineages are intermixed to form an individual’s genealogy. Wrapping fala around the body signifies a unity between ourselves, our culture, and ancestral lands.  Fala can be the foundation that connects important aspects of our lives.

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