Aru by Mary Umagarri Teresa Taylor

Details of Aru

Catalog Number : 836095
Size : 45cm x 45cm
Medium : Natural Ochre And Pigments On Canvas
For Sale : Contact Short St Gallery
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About Aru
Mary has depicted the pretty rocks (Aru) and pools of her husband's country in Berkeley River. Mary’s art details the rock formations along the Berkeley River as part of her ongoing connection to her husband and his country. Having lived and walked the river length with her husband and their children, Mary is acutely familiar with the geography and geology of place. Her swirling circle formation show the eddies of small rock pools and the rock markers along the river banks. Here she played as a girl amongst the ‘aru’- rocks and stones, fishing, swimming and telling stories. Occassional trees, palms, and bush flowers add to her compositions of stones and rockholes signifying a particular memory and place of importance. Her inspiration came from the stories told to her by her husband. "The stories told to me while we hunted for fish and turtle. He was a good old man, my husband."