Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr, a member of the Daily River Mission Church in Australia's Northern Territory. The painting is made in the traditional style of her aboriginal community. In the earlier stations, the patterns on Jesus' body show the physical stress he is under. The circles on his head indicate the pain and sorrow locked up inside him. The patterns on the cross show the increasing weight on his shoulders. In this painting, the patterns are changed.
Jesus Nativity Scene' by Mary Leahy Pumbum. Three angels hover over the shed with baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph are on the right, the three kings on the left. The image is a good example of how Aboriginal people included other spiritual concepts in their own spirituality. Image: c Read more: http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/spirituality/aboriginal-christians-christianity#ixzz2n0eW86ko
Mathew Gills. Some earlier works of Balgo artists can come across as an uneasy overlay of Christian iconography on traditional Aboriginal designs. The distinctive dots, spirals, crescent shapes, and footprints of classic Aboriginal painting are part of these works, but the crosses, spears, and holy flames reflecting the Gospel narratives can seem not fully assimilated into the indigenous artistic styles."