Milkwater by Kittey Ngyalgarri Malarvie

Details of Milkwater

Catalog Number : 832644
Size : 100cm x 80cm
Medium : Natural Ochre And Pigments On Canvas
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About Milkwater
Senior artist, Kittey Malarvie’s traditional country is the desert landscape around Sturt Creek, south west of Kununurra and north of the Great Sandy Desert. Layers of intersecting lines map the country along the river banks and interpret the transition of the seasons across a remarkable place of black soil and water the colour of milk. In Malarvie’s evolving ‘Milkwater’ series she depicts a meditation on the multifaceted play of wind and light on water. This painting expresses the stormy crescendo of wind and waves stirring the river bed and clusters of grasses beneath. The artist reveals layers of cultural meaning and connectedness; memories of a childhood playing with her sisters , recollections of family histories and during more recent visits, speaking with the rainbow serpent on a moonlit night from the water’s edge. Painting primarily in ochres of pinks, black, greys, milky whites and earth colours the artist translates the language of the place into the gestures and utterances of international abstraction.