Lawrence Pennington - Pukara - 137 x 110 cm - 19-18 (sold)

Lawrence Pennington - Pukara - 137 x 110 cm - 19-18
Lawrence Pennington - Pukara - 137 x 110 cm - 19-18

Lawrence Pennington - Pukara - 137 x 110 cm - 19-18 (sold)


Artiste : Lawrence Pennington

Titre de l'œuvre : Pukara

Format : 137 x 110 cm

Provenance et certificat : centre d'art aborigène du Spinifex Art Project

Référence de cette peinture : 19-18


Explications pour cette œuvre :

Lawrence Pennington (1934) touches the deepest qualities of the Tjukurpa in the unseen, taking the broad brush to minimal resemblance of the characters that inhabited the first journey. He guides the significant sites of Mitunya and Nyuman effortlessly onto the canvas, channelling the essence of Walawuru Tjukurpa (Eagle Creation Line) from a time before when Lawrence walked throughout Spinifex Country. A time when he walked with the Song, following the physical manifestation in the landscape, left by the creation beings, of the stories that made it so, of the characters that played out the journey.

At the time of Lawrence’s birth in the early 1930’s, his people, the Spinifex people had no contact with Western civilization. Lawrence grew up as a young boy living a fully traditional hunter-gatherer life. His initiations as a young man in this country have given Lawrence intimate knowledge in a physical as well as a spiritual sense of the sites and stories of the area he was born and responsible for.

He was born just outside of the north-eastern boundary of Spinifex at a place called Urlu circa 1934. Running through the length Lawrence’s stretch of country is the Walawuru (wedge-tailed eagle) Dreaming. Not surprisingly the dominant topographical feature in Lawrence’s country is a string of craggy topped breakaways. In parallel alignment off to the south run a series of thinly connected dry salt lakes and naturally underscoring these features reddish sand plains. Depending on the character of the light, Lawrence’s country can at different times appear hauntingly bleak or soaringly beautiful. His spacious, iconographic paintings vibrate with culture and beauty.

His artworks are in the following prestigious collections :

Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs, Northern Territory.
National Gallery Of Australia, Canberra, Act (Mens Collaborative)
Richard And Harriet England Collection
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Usa. (Mens Collaborative)
The Corrigan Collection, Australia (Mens Collaborative)
The National Gallery Of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic.
W. & V. Mcgeoch Collection, Melbourne, Vic.
Wagner And Owen Collection (Usa)
Geoff Hassal Collection, Australia
Arthur Roe Collection, Australia
The Art Gallery Of New South Wales, Sydney, Nsw (Mens Collaborative)
Art Gallery Of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia (Mens Collaborative)
Musée La Grange, Moitiers, Switzerland
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection Of The University Of Virginia, Usa

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