Untitled 3, 2016 by Jo Cripps

image of Untitled 3 2016 by Jo Cripps

Artist's statement

This work is part of a series titled, ‘When you took me away’. It is inspired by and devoted to my adopted brother James, who, together with many other Indigenous Australians, originate from a time in our history known as The Stolen Generations. My interest is personal and has been fuelled further by extensive research. Connecting moments that generated change is vital to ensure integrity for the participants of the project – people such as twin sisters Donna and Patricia, who have overcome much to become who they are today.