Total Price: POA
This painting depicts an aerial view of Sandy Pitjara Hunter's country as created by the Caterpillar Ancestor. Sandy maintains the men’s tradition of meticulously laid out geometric lines and circles representing the tracks and marks of the Ancestral journeys.
His distinctive work consists of hundreds of carefully executed minute dots painted from an aerial perspective.
Sandy uses iconography and abstract imagery to depict the sacred ceremony and the sites pertaining to that dreaming. The sacred sites are where the Dreaming occurs and where the power is still all pervasive. The symbols or signs denote places and sites or the tracks and pathways of the Ancestor.
It is this system of beliefs - known as the Dreamtime (Altyerr) to the Anmatyarr and Alyawarr people of the Eastern Desert region – which form the basis of their law, social structure, kinship and governance.
For the Alyawarr and Anmatyarr Bush men, the past is still alive and vital today and the Ancestor Spirits and their powers are present in the forms into which they changed at the end of the 'Dreamtime' or 'Dreaming', as the stories reveal.
Artwork Title: Caterpillar (Aylperlayt) Dreaming
Artist: Sandy Pitjara Hunter
Region: Irrultja, Utopia, Northern Territory
Vendor: Utopian Aboriginal Art
Medium: Acrylic on Belgian Linen
Size: 140 x 182 cm
Total Price: POA
Eastern Desert Art ABN: 79 722 554 907
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