Australian, b. 1964
Annihilation of the Blacks, 1986. Wood, synthetic polymer paint, feathers, string 278 x 300 x 60 cm
Annihilation of the blacks is a potent allegory of the treatment of Aboriginal people at the hands of the colonizers, a white figure stands watch over a group of hanging black figures. The structure of the work reflects classical ceremonial sculptural forms such as the Kalben (Flying Fox Story) from Aurukum.
—Wally Caruana, Aboriginal Art, 2nd Ed., 2003, pp. 206