Mary has depicted the pretty rocks (Aru) and pools of her husband's country in Berkley River.
Mary’s art details the rock formations along the Berkley River as part of her ongoing connection to her husband and his country. Having lived and walked the river length with her husband and their children, Mary is acutely familiar with the geography and geology of place. Her swirling circle formation show the eddys of small rock pools and the rock markers along the river banks.
Here she played as a girl amongst the ‘aru’- rocks and stones, fishing, swimming and telling stories. Occassional trees, palms and bush flowers add to her compositions of stones and rockholes signifiying a particular memory and place of importance.
Her inspiration came from the stories told to her by her husband, The stories told to me while we hunted for fish and turtle. He was a good old man - my husband.