Dianne Robinson's - Pretty Flowers
Pretty Flowers. Each winter heavy rains immerse the landscape of the APY Lands, sometimes causing flooding and creating water catchments and tjukula (rockholes). After these rains, small and vibrantly colourful flowers carpet the vast regions of red desert country, transforming the dry landscape into a decorative and vibrant palette of mauves, greens, blues and yellows. The word putipulawa is derived from the English words pretty flowers.
Size: 91cm x 67cm
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
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Dianne Robinson's - Line
Line. The artist has painted her interpretation of the lines travelled on a journey through country. Lines of rocks, sandhills, waterholes and desert and creeks.
Since the mid 1970's Pitjanjatjara Yankunytjatjara people have established decentralised communities close to available artesian water supplies, of which Indulkana the home of Iwantja Arts is one of them. Anangu people have special ties to totemic sites in the area and paint their connection to it. Artists use symbolism from their own individual Dreaming path, single and concentric circles, animal tracks and straight and curved lines.
The dots in different colour blocks represent vegetation as it changes from place to place and season to season. Each painting represents not only the site, but the event that took place there in the Dreaming. Sites may be specific rocks, waterholes, special trees, mountains and many others. Not only geological features, but places where bush foods can be gathered. Wavy lines may depict travels of these ancestral beings.
Contemporary art extends the boundaries of these traditions incorporating themes and bold colours.
Size: 122cm x 51cm
Medium: Acrylic on canvasView full product details