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MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART

Esther Giles Nampitjinpa

Untitled #460

Acrylic on canvas
122 x 182 cm
(48 x 71.7 in)

2009

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This design represents the most important geographical feature of the Western Deserts (Great Sandy Desert, Gibson Desert, Little Sandy Desert), being the east/west parallel sand dunes which can run unbroken for hundreds of kilometres and in places attaining heights of 30 metres.

The representation of landforms is associated with the physical and spiritual connection to the earth and can be seen in decoration such as body scarifying, ground designs and incised wooden implements.



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