Bush Turkey Dreaming

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Artist: Cowboy Louie Pwerle
Year: 2004
Medium: Acrylic on Belgium Linen Canvas
Size: 122cm x 92cm
Price: $1850
Shipping: To be quoted
Description: Cowboy Louie Pwerle is one of the highly regarded Elders of Utopia and is senior custodian for the Bush Turkey Ancestor. Here he depicts a very important creation site for the Bush Turkey Ancestor on his land. Cowboy illustrates his Bush Turkey Dreaming using traditional dot symbols on a background of dark, earthy colours. His work is characterised by various geometric shapes outlined in dots representing the tracks of the Bush Turkey as it roams over the bushland in search of tucker. Note: The Bush Turkey spends much of its time walking and is therefore an easy target for the hunter. They are a much sought after source of tucker. 'My Dreaming - Bush Turkey - see the tracks - he goes there and there - all over my country - he makes tracks on this big soakage on my country' Cowboy Louie Pwerle "Painting as the mode of visual expression is imbedded in the fabric of indigenous culture. Aboriginal children encounter the process of painting in their everyday lives as they watch their elders create ceremonial designs ephemerally on bodies and in the sand, and, professionally, on canvas. The impulse to paint, whether innate or acquired, is therefore encouraged by example, and the intricate patterning imbued with ancestral legends and spiritual significance is taught in turn during induction ceremonies. This rite of passage will ensure the survival Aboriginal culture for generations to come. An Excellent Investment at an affordable price
Reference: CLP122