'This is the last painting I will be sharing for a little while. This is a very significant piece for me. I loved this man with all my heart and my family and I valued our loving connection with him over the years.
This painting is titled "We Are The Land" and it is of Uncle Kunmanara Randall who passed on the 12th of may this year.
I finished this painting 1 week after his passing. It is done entirely in dots to show how intrinsically connected the land is to the identity of Aboriginal people (as it was for Uncle) and the culture that surrounds this.
The seed of your love lives within many of us still here today and empowers us to stand up and be living examples of the truths of our ancestors.. Your words and actions embodied this truth of oneness and how it it applied to all of us. One heart one people one mob.'
Jandamarra uses a variety of styles and mediums, favouring oil on canvas, with his unique blend of traditional aboriginal art techniques along with a contemporary and inventive portraiture.
Painting has been a way of life that has enabled him to express his creativity and story telling of the universal truth of connection. In many of his paintings of the human condition, he seeks to be a peaceful voice for the oppressed and minorities. His focus is to use portraiture in a way to allow the viewer a glimpse into the depths of humanity and the expansive expression of the individual soul.'