Lloyd, Stuart

As a cultural heritage artist, I carry reinterpretation of the archetypal stories held in the Folk Craft.

Our region carries an unbroken memory of our endemic fibres and their interpretation into everyday commodities and wealth, passed on from the dreamtime through an unbroken living handcraft practice.

These patterns are simple mathematical and geometric in structure and hence cornerstone significance to all learning.

Our "Hands on Maths" curriculum has packaged these craft patterns from regional landscape fibres to convey this continuum.

Our educational "Hands on Maths" informs all students with simple natural fibre patterns like Spinning, Weaving, Knotting, and Folding, into useful material culture.

My painting and weaving lets me capture the formulas for the geometry and mathematics that underpins all meaning/stories.

Our work for our times is to repeat these skills toward modern needs.

Cultural Heritage Arts provides an essential window into rebuilding the folk craft as a common knowledge currency within our Community.

Karrinyarra Homeland has been formative in understanding "Belonging to Country".

Here my painting narrates the intersection of the visual art motifs of Western Desert continuum with my Celtic heritage.

The patterns in the right foreground is a replica of the petroglyph on the 7000 years old Boyne Valley New Grange standing stones and identical to the motifs of the 40-50,000 Western Desert petroglyph motifs.

These images have framed story and meaning for our human collective and provide the key to phosphene motifs.