approximate size: 1000mm x 1800mm
artist: michelle lewis
michelle's father's country is a place called makiri - located east of ernabella near the fregon community. this country is tjala tjukurpa (honey ant dreaming). michelle and her family still visit this country where she draws special attention to the natural elements on the land which are then represented in her paintings.
'i am painting the landscape from above, as you might see it from an airplane, or as a bird looking down. it is beautiful country from on the ground and up above.'
when michelle created her work, ngayuku mamku ngura ini makiri (my father's country, a place called makiri) she was thinking of maliri and how the tjala (honey ants) tunnel though the sandy soil as well as about the waterholes, the assemblages of trees and shrubs and the country that is 'quiet' empty.
this original artwork has been hand painted by aboriginal artists at the ernabella arts centre. ernabella arts centre is a place where elders, young women and men practice there art, in order to sustain, support and promote cultural heritage and improve the lifestyle of their communities members.
at planet we donate the full retail margin (after the cost of framing, gst and artist's commission) to a charity nominated by ernabella arts centre; the western dialysis centre.
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