My Mother Country: Aboriginal Dot Painting (Paperback)
On the great diversity of Australian aboriginal dot painting: key examples from a leading collection
Aboriginal Australians developed dot painting as a means to obscure and abstract images sacred to them. The style is typified by intricate organic designs filled in by colorful "dots" of paint. Since its creation, dot painting's popularity has spread around the world. Exploring this rich and various genre, My Mother Country: Aboriginal Dot Painting features 80 works by 50 artists from the singular collection of Jo lle and Pierre Cl ment. With a special focus on the paintings of Emily Kame Kngwarreye (1910-96), an early pioneer of the style, this catalog also includes works by Dorothy Napangardi, Gloria Petyarre, Jimmy Kngale Motorcar, Joy Kngwarreye, Karen Cook Panaka, Kathleen Kngale, Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula, Junkata Wakula Napaltjarri aka Linda Syddick, Long Tom Tjapanangka and many others.