The Hollow Log also called Larrakitj or Lorrkon, is used for ceremonies and is made from the Stringy Bark tree, native to Arnhem Land.
These trees are naturally hollowed out in the forests by termites, cut and decorated with totemic emblems. Each pattern describes a particular estate - ocean, estuary, beach, forest, floodplain, etc.
Jack is a senior artist at the community of Maningrida in East Arnhem.
He paints traditional patterns on Larrakitj (hollow logs) and bark.
Jack is an expert didgeridoo maker, songman, and musician.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2008 Palya Art at Mary Place, Sydney. NSW
2002 Barks in the spotlight, Utrecht, The Netherlands
1999 My Country: Australische Aboriginal Kunst Brandweer Kazerne, Utrecht, Netherlands
1996 Maningrida Exhibition Indigenart, Subiaco, WA
Fibre Sculpture, Bark paintings with ochres, Hollow log coffin, didgeridoo, Carved and painted wooden sculpture.
Aimee Proost private collection QLD
Museum of Contemporary Art, Maningrida Collection, Sydney, NSW
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
Walonia Aboriginal Art, Netherlands