‘Cultural Strengthening’ - Salty One
This piece was created on Wadawurrung Country at Pt. Addis in Victoria.
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Salty One - AKA Lowell Hunter is a Multi-award winning Creative Sand Artist, 2022 National NAIDOC Award Winner. Lowell creates sand art and uses drone photography to capture the scale of his works within breathtaking landscapes, which all started simply, as a way for him to get out and connect with culture, Country and sea. His artwork has been featured from New York Fashion Week, NAIDOC week, Figurehead to AFL and Treaty for Victoria to name a few. Experience the unique style of sand art and drone photography that captures the scale of Lowell’s works within breathtaking landscapes.
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SALTY ONE X JADE KENNEDY ART ‘RETURNING HOME’
The Artwork reflects on the journey or return to country. Like the use of the Boomerang, thrown with purpose and care. The Boomerang always finds its way back to the thrower. Like the country its been thrown from, the Boomerang will return as do we all return to our roots or our kin.
The Gathering is welcoming us back into the fold, as elders sit around the campsite. The knowledge holders have received over their course of their journey, returning to country, we also find a profound sense of acknowledgement to the lore of the land.
The hand extended outwards releasing the sand from the hand, represents the release of not only the stress and tension needed to enter country, or release of bad spirits but an acknowledgement of the past preservers and predecessors of those who passed on lore, the body of knowledge.
WHO IS SALTY ONE?
A proud Nyul Nyul Saltwater Man, Lowell is strongly connected to the ocean. The stories he carves in the sand are from the heart and speak to the world that is, and what it can become.
Lowell Hunter is from the Kimberley’s in Western Australia, who grew up on Gunditjmara Country in Warrnambool, and now lives on Wathaurong Country, Geelong. Although far apart, each of these special places have kept Lowell strongly connected to the ocean his whole life.
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I was absolutely captivated by the way this artwork beautifully depicts the interconnectedness of all living things. It has truly opened my eyes to the importance of harmony and balance in life.
The colors and textures in this piece of artwork are simply breathtaking! Every time I look at it, I am reminded of the power and beauty of nature, and it inspires me to get outside and explore more.
This artwork has such a unique and thought-provoking concept behind it. It really makes you think about the role that technology plays in our lives, and how it affects our relationships with each other and with the world around us.
I love how this artwork captures the essence of the human spirit, with all its complexities and contradictions. It reminds me that we are all in this together, navigating the ups and downs of life as best we can.
Salty One acknowledges and pays respect to the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we live, work and create. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future.