This beautiful, very minimal work from Dorothy Napangardi is unusual in that the artist used delicate ochre colours on a white background, rendered in brush strokes that give an ethereal atmosphere. The line that tracks diagonally across the canvas as the swathes of ochre hues gently wash across the landscape allude to the salt lakes of her Country of Mina Mina.
Salt Lakes of Mina Mina
One of the leading artists of the contemporary Aboriginal art movement, Napangardi’s work is highly sought after by both collectors and curators worldwide. Her paintings and prints have been widely exhibited and are in all national collections within Australia and in major collections worldwide including most recently the MET, New York. Napangardi had the honour of being the 2nd indigenous artist to be given a solo survey exhibition at the MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art), Sydney that traced 11 years of her painting career in 1991.