synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen
205 x 171 cm
Estimate Upon Request
Short Street Gallery, WA Cat No. 828324
Coo-ee Art Gallery, NSW
Australian Galleries, Cooee at Australian Galleries, April 2016
Coo-ee Art, The Collectors Edition, August 2015
Daniel Walbidi interprets landscape in his country as striking abstract topographies full of life and movement. While concerned with keeping his culture strong, his works contain striking motifs inspired by the modern world and contemporary art. “We still paint the land,” he says, “but in an evolving way.”*
This paintings depicts the warla (salt lake) and tali (sand dunes) of the Great Sandy Desert around the Percival Lakes in Western Australia. This country is Daniel's traditional land, and where his father was born.
* Nicolas Rothwell, 'Our Old People Need to Paint', The Australian, Jan.29, 2008.