"This painting is significant in my journey, of finding my place and growing. In recognition of the importance in being ourselves, this story is inspired by the quote “To be yourself in a world that is trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment”- Ralph Waldo Emerson.
This painting is made up of two main elements; firstly, a series of large U-shaped symbols that in Aboriginal culture mean an individual. I have painted these symbols in abstract geometric shapes and orientations to symbolise differences. They’re painted in unique individual colours that are inclusive and warming. Then prominently featuring is the traditional age-old technique of cross-hatching. The significance is in the individual symbols being tethered by the cross-hatching technique. It represents ‘Ourselves’ coming together, celebrating achievements, accepting similarities and differences, individually and collectively while being yourself.
It is not always easy to be yourself and sometimes you find you’re trying to fit in around others. It has taken a long time to truly believe in myself and to know that it is ok to be me. Since finding my place on this journey, I am myself, I belong in this world with everybody else and I am here to stay. I have been blessed to be born into two cultures, I am always proud of where I have come from.
I truly think if we believe in ourselves, we can achieve anything."
- Lizzy Stageman
The Indigenous Collection translates original artworks by First Nation artists into three-dimensional luxury rugs using the finest materials such as wool and silk.
The copyright of the original designs and stories behind each of the artworks remains the property of the individual artist.
Each artist is paid a royalty of every sale.
Size: 2.5M x 2.5M
Tappeti, a world-class textile design firm, has been creating statements in luxury and creative expression since 2006.
With an understanding of the true value of design, each Tappeti piece is the result of a symbiotic fusion of client goals, designer vision, and Tappeti craftsmanship, producing superior quality rugs and carpets.
Quality and innovation are core to us at Tappeti. Dedicated to pushing the boundaries on fibre usage and design, with a flexible approach to provide the ultimate design solution combined with a refined process to ensure a seamless delivery.
Tappeti’s design service starts with a blank canvas, which we invite you to lay your ideas upon so we may capture your vision. We can custom design and develop original artwork for job-specific pieces. Our in-house design team can take your design brief, develop design concepts, scaled artwork, and present detailed specification drawings.
Our team loves pushing the boundaries to create something truly unique.