Yinjaa-Barni Art, WA Cat No. 1164-11
Japingka Gallery, WA Cat No. 008147
Private Collection, Tas
Clifton Mack is an elder of the Yindjibarndi people. He started painting works related to his Pilbara country and its stories in 2001. His father, the revered Yindjibarndi rainmaker Long Mack, carried the knowledge of water for his people.
Knowledge of water, its locations, seasons, and an intimate understanding of the freshwater-bringing serpent Warlu, is a fundamental tenet of Yindjibarndi lore. Much of Clifton’s work relates to water and its flow through Yindjibarndi country. Experimenting with colour, he often layers patterns over each other to add dimension and depth and achieves optical effects by painting one entire story on top of another.Share