Raven In The Moon
Carving is the Culture
Most Precious are the children that follow. In the sixties, early seventies, there was a feeling that you had to fight or the Aboriginal culture would be lost. You heard the stories, but like stories of a war, they felt so final. Artists are the ones chosen to fight for and preserve the heritage of the Nations and to pass it on.
Above Don teachs carving at the Splitting the Sky Workshop. Don has also taught youth at risk because he knows that the roads to success are sometimes limited and carving is a way that success can happen. The anger, the pain, and the frustration; all - translated into art.