Minyma Tjukurla – Faith Butler

$650.00

55.9cm x 91.4cm: acrylic on canvas

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55.9cm x 91.4cm: acrylic on canvas

Faith Butler

Faith was born to Nutangka Bennett & Barney Ward in Kurlkurta. Faith Butler lives in Tjukurla where she paints the stories of her country using the traditional Tjukurpa and Tingarri designs passed down to her. Faith is well respected in her community as a knowledgeable Ngaanyatjarra woman. When Tjukurla was still a small outstation there was no infrastructure or services. The responsibility of teaching the children in daily classes was given to Faith. Faith is also a skilled basket weaver and purnu (wooden artifact) carver.

Minyma Tjukurla

Faith paints stories of her country using the traditional Tjukurpa and Tingarri designs passed down to her by her family. She is a highly knowledgeable Ngaanyatjarra woman, having grown up in the bush before infrastructure or services found their way to the desert.

Her work is notable for its dense dotted lines and textured finish, evoking the long straight sand hills around Tjukurla, where she lives, and the perfect rippled sand dunes patterned by sweeping desert winds.