Otis Hope Carey
GAAGAL offers a series of works which ripple, push, pull and detail a spiritual current. Otis Hope Carey presents a collection of paintings which continue to forge his unique style of contemporary Op Art merged with the traditional forms and techniques of the Gumbaynggirr people of his community. The phrase 'GAAGAL', translates to Ocean which is the totemic spiritual emblem of the Gumbaynggirr people, and is reflected in the topographical nature of the paintings and their visual relationship to oceanic current charts and movements. The layering and line work of Carey's pieces create a beautiful union of visual immediacy and the tracings of an intrinsic and sensitive bond.