Untitled Twilly Scarf by Elizabeth Marks Nakamarra
Twilly scarf featuring an untitled artwork by Elizabeth Marks.
This product includes a card detailing the artist’s work and practice.
About the artwork:
Elizabeth Marks’ untitled paintings depict designs associated with the site Kalipinpa, a rockhole and major Kapi Tjukurrpa (Water Dreaming) place, north of Sandy Blight Junction. There are numerous Tjukurrpa (Dreaming Stories) associated with Kalipinpa, including Kapi (water), Lightning and Bush Potato. During ancestral times, a huge storm erupted here, causing lightning to flash and water to rush across the country, filling the rockholes and creeks. A group of ancestral men and women gathered at the site to perform the ceremonial songs and dances associated with the area. These works describe the ceremonial site at Kalipinpa, including its various landforms such as tali (sandhills), hills, rockholes, soakages and creeks.
The striking geometric linework of Marks’ works evokes the energy of ancestral lightning bolts illuminating the sky above Kalipinpa. The artist’s clever use of tonality and repetition creates a fluidity of movement suggesting the storm waters that flooded this area during ancestral times.
About the artist:
Elizabeth Marks Nakamarra was born in Papunya (NT) in August 1959 where she spent her childhood, attending the local school. In 1999 she became the first woman to be appointed a director of Papunya Tula Artists. Marks has exhibited widely, and her works are held in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia and Artbank Australia.
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
Size: 120 x 1800 x 190 mm
Materials: 100% silk satin
Designed in Australia
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