This Aboriginal art piece, The Soul Beneath My Skin, was the title for my doctorial thesis. It is a work that explains my upbringing as an Aboriginal woman in a Western culture. The work itself is indicative of what I consider "both ways" methodology. This term comes from the Western education I have received incorporating my traditional Aboriginal heritage. It is the first time anyone has combined both Western and Aboriginal style, tradition, education and understanding in to artwork. This piece basically is saying, "you look at my skin and see one person however beneath that skin is a woman who tries through the median of art to bring people together, no matter what their story". This is the most important message my work tries to portray, understanding and tolerance. Mud, Acrylic, Oil, Oxides and Ochre on Paper (34X27) Framed.
About Dr Pamela Croft