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Rover (Julama) Thomas

41 to 42 Well - 1996

Natural Earth Pigments on Belgian Linen
120.0 x 120.0 cm
EST. $25,000 - $35,000

#16090


Provenance

Warmun Traditional Artists Cat No. RT 0056
Private Collection, Vic.

 

The boggy, twisted road through the desert between these two wells on the Canning Stock Route passes through country with the highest sand dunes, some of them up to fifty feet in height. This work was inspired by his return journey to his birthplace deep in the Great Sandy Desert in the company of Maxine Taylor and Terry Brooks of Warmun Traditional Artists in the year it was created. Rover vividly remembered his first trip in the back of a horse and dray, and how he was dangled from the end of a long rope down the wells to fetch buckets of water.