painting in natural ochre, charcoal
and kaolin with natural binder on bark.
x 11 1/2"
Dhuwa moiety, Yirrkala
a bolyu (water spout) dreaming,
on eucalyptus bark secured by sticks to
it from curling.
painted ca 1989
Dhuwarrwarr Marika is a very significant Aboriginal artist.
Born ca 1946, she is the daughter of Mawalan (dec) and one of generations of the Marika family that have presented the clan's story in art. She was a nurse at Yirrkala, Darwin and Sydney before returning home to nurture her artistic talents. She learned Rirratjingu painting from her
father, Mawalan 1 Marika.
Her earliest paintings were done in the 1970s. Her work has been included in shows in most Australian state galleries since the late 80s.
She's a devoted mother and grandmother who believes her art is important in passing on her culture and promoting it to the outside world.
We had the pleasure of meeting her in person when acquiring this painting at Buku-Larrngay Arts, NT, Australia. At that time, she explained to us a secret, sacred painting (not this one), burying the meaning of its most secret parts by lowering her voice to inaudible as she described it.
Estimated Value FOB Fort Myers. FL US$900.00
exclusive of delivery cost.
Because of the uniqueness, cultural sensitivity and irreplaceable nature of this work of art, if you are interested in acquiring it, please contact us at Sanibelart@gmail.com to discuss payment terms and plans for taking possession of it. (If you live in Florida or plan to visit Southwest Florida, we can arrange pick-up or delivery to you.) Otherwise, shipping will be the buyer's responsibility, although we will happily act as your agent in arranging packing and shipping based on your specifications. After agreeing on details of the transaction, we will send you a Paypal invoice reflecting that agreement.
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