Shifting Sands of Mina Mina, 2003
Dorothy was a keen observer of the landscape. It was after her epic trip back to country in 1999, that saw her painting painting style change from the colourful floral works of bush foods into a minimalist palette, a style that was to cement her fame on the international art world.
In this painting, Dorothy has reduced the landscape of her country into a monochromatic palette of ochre yellows on black.
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.