Acrylic on canvas
Bigali is a Yindjibarndi Elder born on Mulga Downs Station near Wittenoom. At only five, she was forcibly removed by the government. As a young woman, Bigali moved to Wittenoom. While exploring the creek beds, she came across a bush cucumber which smelled familiar. She knew she’d been there before! The family was reunited but the loss of culture has never been reconciled. Today, after a lifetime of nurturing her love for native plants, Bigali spends her days gathering seeds, painstakingly turning them into unique jewellery that connect her to the stories of her old people. At 80, Bigali remains inspired by the beauty of her Country.