Aboriginal Day Live Flag Contest
2012 Flag Contest Winner: Cynthia Undyantara
Cynthia Undyantara, a 17-year-old girl of Indonesian descent, was born and raised in a city near Toronto, Ontario. She is currently in the Regional Arts Program at St. Elizabeth Catholic High School. Cynthia adores visual art and is capable with different techniques and mediums. Her favourite style is illustrative painting. In addition to her love for visual arts, other interests and hobbies include; writing, music, swimming and film.
Cynthia describes the concept of her design, saying, “Doing my research on the different Aboriginal groups, I found that although each group has slight variations in culture, they also have common beliefs. I included important symbols that reflect the core teachings of a culture based on an appreciation for nature, friendship and a quest for spiritual enlightenment and guidance. The infinity symbol represents their bond with the European settlers. This exchange of knowledge and customs had a significant influence in the history of Aboriginal culture. I closed the design with a circle, representing the uniting of the groups.”
Check out all of the 2012 entries for the Aboriginal Day Live Flag Contest below. All the flags were fantastic but we could only have one winner. Watch the live broadcast of Aboriginal Day Live 2012 on Saturday, June 23rd to see which design won!