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Ginger Nobby Wikilyiri

The Hungry Man - 2006

synthetic polymer paint on cavnas
101.5 x 122.0 cm
Price Realised: $2,600.00

MP #332


Provenance

Tjala Arts, NT Cat No. 481-06
Merenda Gallery, WA Cat No. MG19
Private Collection, WA

Ginger Wikilyiri was born at Kunamata a rock hole south of Nyapari in 1930. He is  senior law man with a passion for land management and worked for many years as a ranger for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

 

Ginger's marvellously expressive and vibrantly coloured works embody a wealth of traditional knowledge. He employs both figurative elements and dot patterns when composing his highly charged and expressive images. 

 

In this Dreaming story a man is so hungry he  eats a tree and his kuka (cooked food) all at once. It is a story that is performed with traditional singing and dancing by Anangu Pitjantatjara men. The artist says the dance is like a slow walk.