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Long journey home

June Smith
Synthetic Polymer on Linen
94 x 99.5 cm
Keringke Arts


For some reason I thought a lot about my family when I was doing this painting. I was imagining talking to them and seeing them again – they were real happy to see me painting – I used bright colours to show they were happy. I sometimes put little symbols in my paintings, things that made me think of people. Painting is how I keep me and my spirit alive.

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