Jason B King, Hand Series

Hand Back In Time

Aboriginal people have a link to Australia that is more than 2000 generations old.  We have art all over this country and they are unique to different regions. The hand print is utilised to show that we have been and are still here.  This is a true representation of what an Aboriginal hand print art work would look like – its like a negative – the hand is placed and paint (ground ochre mixed with water) would be sprayed via the mouth over the hand to give this appearance.  I utilised a wet background and sprinkled over finely ground charcoal to get the same effect.

50 cm x 40 cm Acrylic, ochre and charcoal on Artists Board

Dreaming Culture

Aboriginal people have a link to Australia that is more than 2000 generations old.  We have art all over this country and they are unique to different regions. The hand print is utilised to show that we have been and are still here. The scar tree in the middle represents my cultural ties to a time of utilising what mother nature provided – the scar is the removal of bark to create a bark canoe. The use of white ochre is to give the appearance of the night sky and stars (which are all the elders that have come and gone) before me. and I have use both my hands for the hand prints – I have never used my left hand before.

80 x 40 cm Acrylic, ochre, gouache on canvas

Hand 2

Aboriginal people have a link to Australia that is more than 2000 generations old.  We have art all over this country and they are unique to different regions. The hand print is utilised to show that we have been and are still here. I attempted to replicate the stone walls of a rocky outcrop where you would find similar hand prints.

60 cm x 40 cm

Acrylic, gouache & ochre (burnt sienna, white & yellow) on canvas

 

Hand 3

Aboriginal people have a link to Australia that is more than 2000 generations old.  We have art all over this country and they are unique to different regions. The hand print is utilised to show that we have been and are still here.

The background is Green (the colour of the country I currently live on – Geelong (of the Wadawurrung people).  Use of burnt sienna ochre to represent the Aboriginal people of Geelong and the white ochre to represent the European occupation of the Wadawurrng lands – as sovereignty was never ceded in Australia.

40 cm x 30 cm Acrylic & ochre on canvas

Hand 4

Aboriginal people have a link to Australia that is more than 2000 generations old.  We have art all over this country and they are unique to different regions. The hand print is utilised to show that we have been and are still here. 2 Hands on this are my right as I am left handed. The background is Yellow and Blue (gel medium with acrylic) it gives the national colours of Australia a new meaning that Victoria is very green in winter and the sun keeps us a live and warm during this time.  Like painting has done presently for me.

60 cm x 40 cm Acrylic on canvas

Jason King

Jason Brian King (Jason B King) is a proud Aboriginal man from Victoria Australia. He has ancestral blood ties to the Gunditjmara people (Fathers father) of Lake Condah in Victoria’s South West and to the Ngarigo people (Fathers mother) of Southern New South Wales of the Monaro high-plains.  He too has ancestral links via his mother to the Mannix family line (County Cork in Ireland) and to Millar and Gray’s of Scotland.

Jason took up painting late in life (39) and his first piece was submitted to the Victorian Aboriginal Art Awards in 2010.  He was a finalist. Since being in lockdown (April 20) he need find something to do so he found his arts box and began to paint.