Black Creatrix | Wounds of the Womb | Blood to the Land | Ella-ment (2019)
Print on German rag paper
35.5cm x 47.5cm
These works are part of a series called "The Fire of Our Female Ancestors". The images are a homage to the women who have come before us, who have birthed before us. The female body is one that is full of magic and power and these pieces tell a small part of this story of the strength, beauty and mystery of the female form and the real essence of the mothers who have walked, birthed, danced and sung on these lands. A celebration of our survival and courage of our spirits to persist in a world and a society that is fundamentally set up against our biologies. May these images remind you of the power of the creation of a woman's body and may we all rise to make "bleed days" part of the paid leave days for women.
Photos: Sharon Hickey, courtesy Boomali Aboriginal Artist Co-op
Ella Noah Bancroft
Ella Noah Bancroft is an Artist, Yoga teacher, connection coach and an environmental and Indigenous rights activist.
Ella is the daughter of a famous Aboriginal artist, and was raised on country in New South Wales after relocating from Sydney. Ella weaves together Indigenous philosophy with her passion for women’s rights into her artwork. Ella’s artwork is reflective of her perspective navigating the world as a queer black woman and how it has shaped her philosophy and approach to life today.
Ella is passionate about sustainability and has created a fashion label, YHI Creations, that reflects her values.