2011/0077 Makuru (wettest part of the year)

Makuru (wettest part of the year)

Artist

Lindsay HARRIS
Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
14 Aug 1947
 in
Perth, Western Australia

Artwork

Title
Makuru (wettest part of the year)
Date
2011
Medium/Material
resin and earth pigment on hemp
Dimensions
140.0 x 200.0 cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased through The Leah Jane Cohen Bequest, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2011
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2011/0077
Currently not on display

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The wet, the ground waits and the frogs give warning and sing their songs. When the rains come, the land is awash and the skin of the soil changes. The rock ngaama hole on the hill is filled and brimming, and the salt-river is flowing between the salt marsh. All is refreshed for the coming summer and the heat ahead.

Artist statement, c.2011Makuru - Winter: The wet, the ground waits and the frogs give warning and sing their songs. When the rains come, the land is awash and the skin of the soil changes. The rock ngaama hole on the hill is filled and brimming, and the salt-river is flowing between the salt marsh. All is refreshed for the coming summer and the heat ahead.

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