WPPA – Jigsaw Puzzle

THE PASS (BYRON BAY, N.S.W.) JIGSAW PUZZLE

ABOUT THE PASS

“The Pass” is a beautiful area at one end of Byron bay’s Main Beach. It is sacred.  One of the biggest Aboriginal middens ever found is directly behind the beach where you see the trees.  “Passover depicts the world view of Byron Bay as seen through the eyes of the Aborigine. A probable reality where there is time for children, time to fish and time to be in the natural world.  Feeling it and living it.  Elders told the artist that the totemic creature for the men in Byron Bay is the sea eagle so the men fly with the eagles in the painting.  For the women it is the dolphin and thus the women mimic the dolphin’s oceanic flight.  On the far end of the beach a new mother and father appear. they have birthed their child on “Little Wategos” beach, a sacred women’s place where children were born.  elders also spoke of the Rainbow Serpents’ daily renewal and how Byron is as important as Uluru spiritually because it is where the sun first touches Australia in the morning and is thus renewed; being the most easterly point.  So rainbow colour infiltrates the whole painting to show that Rainbow is alive within all elements.

PASSOVER – A POEM

Step into my shoes

For I’ve stepped in yours

And yet my feet belong to the ground

I’ve looked through your eyes

It made me sad

So follow me into my world

Without shoes you feel the pulse of this land

And it beats to the rhythm of heart

You touch your Self

And remember so much

Listen Now Feel a different wealth

Embrace your children

Give them your time

For their joy will tickle the land

Laugh with them and it will be

Heard by the stars and

In the sound of the sand

Look around you

Feel your rhythm

If it’s lost then slow down and be free

Go back to a time when your heart felt joy

Be honest If you want, come with me

I know how to share

I know we are One

I know because my ancestors whisper

They sing through the waves

They speak on the wind and through

Rock paintings they silently disappear

Imagine this life

Grasp it’s message with all of your focus

Feel it’s powerful wind lash

On the turn of your tide

Let chaos find order

And surrender on shores where waves crash

(c)Breakaway Art p/l