• July 28, 2010
  • Posted by Marc

Wing Migration


“Migration is a celebration of my Chinese and Aboriginal heritage. Both my Chinese and Aboriginal grandparents could not celebrate their cultures for fear of persecution. I feel a great responsibility to celebrate my cultures for my ancestors that lived before me. The figures are based on myself and the birds are magpies. Magpies are important symbols, for both cultures. In Aboriginal culture a magpie is a term used for a person who is a half cast (black and white parents). The magpie is a Chinese symbol of marriage and prosperity. I am blessed to be alive in this day and age where cultural diversity can be celebrated in Australia, so I created an artwork to express these feelings”... Wing