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Jazzy has been guarding me while I paint her entire life. Even when she was a tiny 10 week old puppy she would pace back and forth between me and an apparent threat, growling. And then lie down facing said threat and watch it for hours to ensure I was safe (even if said threat was a new house plant!) 💗 Okay so she IS napping here but right next to me always! #rotweiller#studiodog
Please enjoy this beautiful new work by Gloria Napangardi Gill😊 Here she shares her Lukarra Jukurrpa or desert fringe-rush Dreaming⚡
107x91cm | $1369 | Free post | Available one our homepage bio link)
This Jukurrpa belongs to women of the Nakamarra/Napurrurla subsections and to Jakamarra/Jupurrurla men. This Dreaming is associated with a place called Jaralypari, north of Yuendumu. Lukarrara (desert fringe-rush) is a grass with an edible seed. The seeds are traditionally ground on a large stone (‘ngatinyanu’) with a smaller stone (‘ngalikirri’) to make flour. This flour is mixed with water (‘ngapa’) to make damper cakes which are cooked and eaten. In Warlpiri traditional paintings iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, particular sites and other elements. Large concentric circles often represent the site of Jaralypari and also the seed bearing grass Lukurrara. ‘U’ shapes can depict the Karnta (women) collecting ‘lukarrara’ and straight lines are frequently used to portray seeds that fall down to the ground and are also collected by women using their ‘parrajas’ (wooden food carriers) and ‘karlangu’ (digging sticks).
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May I present.... Alana.
To say this was a difficult build is an understatement, but also my most enjoyable. By far! I love every aspect of her.
Alana was my entry for @woodreview#studiofurniture2018 exhibition held at @bwoodworks along side some incredible heavy hitters of the industry. Such talent involved!! Details...details. Where do I begin? The cabinetry was built mostly of White oak, with the tessellated pyramids and drawers from fiddleback messmate. Inside Alana, the panels were lined with bronzed acid wash mirrors, and all horizontals upholstered with @warwickfabrics wool. Drawer and door pulls from shop cast bronze.
Basically, she’s a party!! Congratulations to EVERYone involved, my brain is already churning for the next one. 🥃🥃🥃 Photography by @fotokroh
WORK IN PROGRESS. I'm frustrated because I really want to be painting these right now, putting all the little marks ontop!!! But instead I'm having a lie down on my bed... Some days I just have to accept I can't do it. Too tired, too dizzy, too achey, feeling too unwell. I often don't write my personal feelings on my IG posts because I don't want to feel like I'm whinging. But then again I really appreciate it when people are real about their lives so you don't just get the 'perfect' version via social media that can warp our perception of the reality of being a human at times! #resttodaypainttomorrow
"This painting is of my country west of Kintore. I like to go to my country whenever I can, I love to see the way the sand hills roll and move like in this painting." - Alice Nampitijinpa Dixon🙂
80x40cm | $699 | Free post | Available on our homepage (bio link)
Alice was born in 1943 near Talaalpi, which is a swamp near and a little bit to the east of Walungurru on the Western Australian border. Prior to her painting Alice worked for many years at the Kintore School teaching the young girls dancing and the traditions of the desert people. Alice started painting on the “Minyama Tjukurrpa” – the Kintore Haasts Bluff collaborative canvas project. As a painter she is inspired by her rich cultural heritage, and thrives when involved with her stories and lore. Alice is an active “dancing woman” who travels widely to participate in annual ceremonies and “Women’s Law” meetings. Alice’s tjukurrpa is the porcupine or Tjilkamata. Her story is told in bright colours often utilizing orange and yellow to mirror the ochres that are used in ceremonial body painting. In her tjukurrpa story there is often the porcupine scurrying about rock holes and hiding places looking for tucker while nearby the women are themselves hunting, laying in wait for the porcupine. Alice is a keen hunter and likes to go hunting with Eunice Jack. Alice’s father was the late Uta Uta Tjangala, who was one of the original Papunya Tula painters. His Tjukurrpa is Pungkalungka at Takpalangu. Pungkalungka’s are dangerous, and sometimes kill and eat people. They live in huge caves in the hills. Alice only paints the entrance to the caves to signify the unknown danger of the monster that dwells within. Her father’s country is Ngurrapalangu, and her tjukurrpa has passed to her from this place – the porcupine was travelling through the sand hills and passing near the two carpet snakes, kuniya kutjarra, who were living underneath the water. Alice also enjoys the other crafts and is involved in producing hand-spindled hairstring for ceremonies and ininti necklaces and mats. She regularly goes out bush to collect ininti seeds then laboriously pierces them with hot wire to make beads for necklaces, bracelets or
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