Chern’ee gives Borobi a hand
ETB Travel News Ambassador and Contemporary Indigenous artist Chern’ee Sutton was recently commissioned to create the Aboriginal story and markings for Borobi the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Mascot.
Each country of the Commonwealth is represented by the campsite or meeting place (feet) which has both a man and woman athlete symbol around them, athlete’s from each Commonwealth country then start their journey to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games followed by the spectators and supporters that also travel to the games. The athlete’s arrive at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games which is represented by the main campsite which also represents the ocean/water in Yugambeh symbols. This main campsite has men and woman athlete’s from each country of the Commonwealth sitting united.
The athletes then continue their journey fighting for gold at the Commonwealth Games at several locations around the Gold Coast. The wavy lines in the fingertips represent the 11 days (2 hands) of the Commonwealth Games and the scattered dots represent the spectators from all over the world that come to support the Games.
This painting design has been used for Borobi the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games mascot.
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