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Milkwater, 2016

Artist: Kittey Malarvie

Medium: Natural Ochre on paper

H 56cm x W 76cm
H 22ΒΌ" x W 30"

sold framed.
Senior artist, Kittey Malarvie's traditional country is the desert landscape around Sturt Creek, south west of Kununurra and north of the Great Sandy Desert. Layers of intersecting lines map the country along the river banks and interpret the transition of the seasons across a remarkable place of black soil and water the colour of milk. In Malarvie's evolving 'Milkwater' series she depicts a meditation on the multifaceted play of wind and golden sunlight on water. The artist reveals layers of cultural meaning and connectedness; memories of a childhood playing with her sisters, recollections of family histories and during more recent visits, speaking with the rainbow serpent on a moonlit night from the water's edge. Painting primarily in ochres of pinks, black, greys and milky whites the artist translates the language of place into the gestures and utterances of international abstraction.

Item No: 1652