Kulkurta – Faith Butler

$1,000.00

76.2cm x 101.5cm: acrylic on canvas

Artwork is sold unstretched

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Description

76.2cm x 101.5cm: acrylic on canvas

Artwork is sold unstretched

Faith Butler

Faith was born to Nutangka Bennett & Barney Ward at the extremely important sacred site of Kurlkurta. Faith now lives in the small and remote community of Tjukurla, where she paints the stories of her country using the traditional Tjukurrpa 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 of Kaltukatjara, 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 artefact) carver. Faith has an aptitude for colour selection, and her canvases are strongly composed and carefully executed. She has been painted with Tjarlirli Art almost since its inception, and is a key and longstanding member of the organisation.

Kulkurta

The women of the Tingarri (dreaming) are travelling to Kintore. They are at the place in the country of Kurlkurta, where there are three rockholes. They are now a sacred women’s site. The design represents the sandhills, creeks and rockholes used in the traditional way in women’s ceremonial sand drawings and body painting. The colours are distinctive of the ceremonial style of the Western Desert region.