The inspiration for this print piece comes from Aboriginal Culture. Aborigines are indigenous people of any country. They inhabited the land originally thus the name Aboriginal. Within the Australian society colonial and postcolonial times access to basic human rights was solely dependent on your race. Being a person of Aboriginal ancestry around the 1800's you were outcaste. Much like Slave colonies in the U.S. Reading. Seeing imagery of these people I was enamored by their beauty and uniqueness. People are always treated differently because of the way they appear. You can be short, tall, dark, and or light and someone will have an issue with it. Although as a people we have overcome a lot of racial hate it still continues today. When I look at these indigenous people whether they are from Africa or Australia, I find these people to be so beautiful. So original.
To capture what I see in my own TLZ print piece I colored the models hair. Both models were darker complicated so I decided to go lighter on them. To resemble Most indigenous people because they have darker melanin skin as well so I chose to use two beautiful coca girls to bring the Aborigine print piece to life. You will also see brighter colors used within the cultural as clothing and for face painting. Expressing that through the wardrobe styling was vital. With all that said I hope you enjoy my modern and fashion forward approach to the Aborigines.