Pandanus Gallery sell authentic Aboriginal art online and in our gallery. We source our diverse artworks from Aboriginal owned community art centres throughout Australia. Our objective is to represent the diversity in Aboriginal art, reflecting culture, law and the Dreaming.
Artist: MITJILI NAPURULLA
Size: 176 x 180CM
Mitjili comes from a family of outstanding painters following the beginning of the contemporary Aboriginal art movement in 1971 at Papunya. A number of her family painted for Papunya Tula and achieved international recognition. Her brother was Turkey Tolson (dec.) whose works command significant recognition in the market. He and Mitjili mutually held law responsibility for the Watiya Tjuta, the tree in the central deserts from which timber is used to make powerful and steel-like spears. A major element in the creation of these spears is straightening the root- wood to near perfection. A significant number of Turkeys’s paintings were titled “Spear Straightening Dreaming”.
In this magnificent painting by Mitjili – restrained, powerful and evoking the traditional colours of natural pigments – she is painting the very source of the timber that Turkey used in making his spears, the patterns and shapes of the roots of the Watiya Tjuta.
|Dimensions||9 x 185 x 9 cm|