1987/0169 Two little girls

Two little girls

Artist

Jimmy PIKE
Indigenous
Birth:
c 1940
 in
Japingka, south of Fitzroy Crossing, Great Sandy Desert, Western Australia
Death:
03 Nov 2002
 in
Derby, Western Australia

Artwork

Title
Two little girls
Date
1987
Medium/Material
screen-print - one colour: black
Dimensions
48.5 x 65 cm (sheet)27.7 x 38 cm (image) (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased 1987
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
1987/0169
Currently not on display

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Artist statementOne mother had two baby girls, in one waterhole. Two girls find butterfly flying towards them. They try to grab them. They miss them. They chase them all the way. They come up to a big mob of women, who pick up the two girls. The mother come back and find them. She follow their tracks and come to the women and asked for her two girls, but they wouldn’t give her back her two babies. (O'Ferrall, Jimmy Pike - Desert Designs, 1995)

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