natural earth pigments on wood
180 x 240 cm
Please note that prices are subject to change at the discretion of the gallery.
Maningrida Arts and Crafts, N.T
Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, NSW
Dream Catchers - Featuring Maningrida, October 2012, Coo-ee Art Gallery
home is where the art is, September 2012, Coo-ee Art Gallery
Metamorphosis Indigenous Sculpture, October 2011, Coo-ee Art Gallery
Lorrkon or hollow log cofﬁns are central to the funeral ceremony practiced by the Kuninjku people of Western Arnhem Land. The hollow logs, which housed the ochred bones of the deceased person, were painted with clan designs and placed into the ground where they were left to decay naturally.
The thin and delicate rarrk (crosshatching) done by the artist is amazingly and uniformly maintained across the whole length of a hollow log. The hollow logs reverberate with the power of ancestral beings who inhabit Western Arnhem Land .