Minymaku Piti women's business painting by Ngaanyatjarra artist Faith ButlerMinymaku Piti women's business painting by Ngaanyatjarra artist Faith Butler

Minymaku Piti – Faith Butler

$300.00

40.6cm x 55.9cm: acrylic on canvas

Artwork is sold unstretched

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40.6cm x 55.9cm: acrylic on canvas

Artwork is sold unstretched

Faith Butler

Faith was born to Nutangka Bennett & Barney Ward at a place called Mangatjatjara, close to 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.

Minymaku Piti

This is minyma place, ladies’ place, wati wiya (no men). That one big piti (soakage) in the middle and all the ladies around. Round ones are puli pirni (lots of stones) around that piti. And tali (sandhills) all around. At the piti, water not sitting on top, gotta dig him up.