Kulyakartu Tie by Muuki Taylor
Tie featuring an untitled artwork by Muuki Taylor.
This product comes in a gift box and includes a card detailing the artist’s work and practice.
About the artwork:
In this exquisite landscape study, Muuki Taylor depicts the grass country around Kulyakartu, in the north of the Great Sandy Desert (WA). There is very good hunting at Kulyakartu, but no permanent water. During pujiman (traditional desert dwelling) times, Taylor’s family walked there each year following the wet season.
Taylor paints his Country in all its seasonal stages, paying close attention to the after-effects of waru (fire burning). Controlled burns play a crucial role in encouraging greater diversity in plant and animal life, regenerating growth and assisting with hunting. In this work, the artist leaves us to consider what seasonal shifts may be at play. Taylor’s richly layered dot work and blazing colour palette seem to evoke nyurnma (burnt ground) – smouldering embers still aglow after a recent burn.
About the artist:
Muuki Taylor is a senior Martu man, born circa 1945 at Wayinkurungu, a soak on the fringe of the Percival Lakes amid the Great Sandy Desert (WA). Taylor grew up during pujiman (traditional desert dwelling) times, part of a large family – his father having three wives. Together, they walked across the vast expanse of the Great Sandy Desert, frequenting sites around Parnngurr, Punmu and the Kiriwirri area of the Percival Lakes.
About the supplier:
One of Twelve is an Australian organisation that produces high-quality silk garments showcasing the work of emerging and established artists from the Asia-Pacific region. Read more
Dimensions: 107 x 110 x 82 mm (box)
Materials: 100% silk satin with cotton padding and silk lining
Designed in Australia
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