Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen
122.0 x 90.0 cm
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#17033 LOCATION: Paddington
Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, VIC
Cooee Art Gallery, NSW, 2018
Redland Art Awards 2018Story
I am the granddaughter of Nancy Petyarr, and have painted my father Cowboy Pwerl's country and the story of Arwengerrp, the Bush Turkey, for which he is senior custodian. My paintings depict the tracks the bush turkey makes as it searches for seeds and makes its way to the water hole. On a more complex cultural level, the work is about women's ceremonies of the Anmatyerr people and are translation of the relationship between me and my country in Utopia, Central Australia. My paintings consist of meticulous dots and elegant wisps creating vibrating richly textured surfaces representing my own reimagining of the Dreaming Stories.