Strength of One (2014)
60 x 40.5 cm
About the Artist
Marlene Plunkett is a talented Aboriginal Artist from Regional Australia.
Born in 1957, Marlene now lives in the community of the Wiradjuri Nation in the Albury/Wodonga area. Marlene is one of four children. Her grandmother was from the tribal lands of Bunganditj, also known as Boandik Nation, Mount Gambier area, South Australia. Marlene has six children of her own, and eleven grandchildren.
Marlene Plunkett's Strength of One is a painting inspired by the strength of the lizard as they always seem to hunt alone and travel alone. Just like the lizard, we have a hidden strength that sometimes we only see when something happens, for example, like an accident, illness, fire, floods, etc.
We seem to be able to dig deep and find a way in which to go on and be the best we possibly can be.
Just like the lizard, we stand tall and we are a proud people.