Sandhills of Mina Mina, 2003
In this striking work by Dorothy Napangardi, she has used a very different style of depicting Sandhills of Mina Mina. The radiating fan/scallop shapes provide an illusion of depth in an undulating landscape.
From an aerial view one can see that the landscape is not necessarily flat and whilst one may or may not see tracks, the lines that transverse these paintings have another meaning that represent the journeys of ancestors through country.
This work is featured in the monograph: Honouring and Remembering the Art and Life of Dorothy Napangardi, 1987-2013
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.