Makinti NapanangkaHair String Ceremony – Sold
In 2003, 2004 and 2005 Makinti was named as one of Australia’ s 50 most collectable artists by the Art Collector Magazine. In 2008, Makinti won the Major Prize of the Silver Jubilee Telstra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award. Makinti is not concerned with neatness, or the painstaking ‘dot by dot’ approach of others. Her bands of lines from the sweeping arcs, creating patterns that twist and bend. She is very different even to her Pintupi contemporaries. The impact of her work is haptic, concerned with touching and sensing with fingers, rather than purely visual. The repetition of colour has a rhapsodic effect akin to many bodies in dance and reveals the inner or spiritual power, the essence, of Makinti’s country and cultural identity. Makinti distils body-painting designs to their quintessential forms, abundant and looping in rhythm and seeming to stretch beyond the frame.
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