Lot 235: George (Hairbrush) George (Hairbrush) Tjungarrayi 2004 Tingari Dreaming synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen
December 11, 2016
Sydney, AustraliaLive Auction
George (Hairbrush) Tjungarrayi
synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen
120 x 180 cm
Mason Gallery, NT Private Collection, NSW. Numerous working photographs accompany this work and a certificate from Mason Gallery
This painting depicts the site of Mamultjulka, an island in a freshwater lake to the northern side of Lake Mackay. There a small fleshy shrub produces a small black seed which grows in abundance after the falling of rain. This seed is collected and ground into a paste and cooked in the coals making a type of bread, and was eaten by the Tingari Men when they performed rituals in the area. the father of the artist passed away this site.