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Kathleen Petyarre

Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming - 2006

synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen
122.0 x 122.0 cm
Price Realised: $12,650.00

MP #163


Gallerie Australis, SA Cat No. GAKP0306482
Cooee Art Gallery, NSW
Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Galleries, NSW
Private Collection, NSW


Maunell Wickes, Mixed Utopia, April 2006

The centre of this paintings represents a sacred Women's Dreaming site associated with the green pea (awenth). Depicted throughout the paintings are seeds (ntang) of the pea, which are an important food for the 'traditional healer' (ngangkar), and the Mountain Devil Lizard (Arnkerrth). The elongated X-shape represents two of the artist's Dreaming paths that meet at this sacred place.


The paintings portrays the area scattered with seeds and the sand-hills created by the Mountain Devil Lizard and swirling sandstorms as they moved across the country.