Dhuwa and Yirritja Animals
In 'Dhuwa and Yirritja animals' 1960 numerous figurative elements appear embedded within country, their forms somewhat hidden within the vast miny’tji (clan designs) of country. The undulating form of a serpent gently dissects the composition, with further divisions created to both sides by discrete line work. Within these sections figurative elements are literally attached to the land, their forms barely distinct from the patch of miny’tji to which they are connected. The use of multi-directional cross-hatching to create this patchwork results in a field of shimmering brilliance.
Dua & Jiridja animals
natural pigments on bark
108.5 x 37.5 cm (irreg.)
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1961
Not on display
© Makani Estate. Licensed by Copyright Agency.
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Referenced in 2 publications
Edmund Capon AM, OBE, Steven Miller, Tony Tuckson, James Scougall, Mollie Gowing, Harry Messel, Craig Brush, Ronald Fine, Alison Fine, Gordon Davies, Rosalind Davies, Christopher Hodges, Helen Eager, Rosemary Gow, Sandra Phillips, Daphne Wallace and Ken Watson, Gamarada, Sydney, 1996, 37 (colour illus.).
Cara Pinchbeck, Art from Milingimbi, ‘Makani’, pg. 102-115, Sydney, 2016, 113 (colour illus.), 142.