ART STORY: Yellow Fella, a dysfunctional self-portrait
“This design is a response to being called a yellow fella, because I am of mixed blood. It also responds to Aussies with European heritage saying ‘You’re not a full blood.’
This design questions the European caste system; and also the traditional people calling us yellow fella ‘cos we’re mixed blood. There has always been different words; none of it is positive. Why do we have to justify ourselves through negative connotation?