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© Nina Puruntatameri/ Licensed by Viscopy, 2017

Mipura Kirimi

Date: 2006
360 x 400 mm
Image: 200 x 250 mm
Medium: White rice paper, overliad on grey paper, ink, pencil
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Copyright: © Nina Puruntatameri
Object Name: Etching
Object No: 00042457
Place Manufactured:Northern Territory

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    Unframed etching by Bathurst Island artist Nina (Ludwina) Puruntatameri, 2006. Geometric abstract linear design arranged in quadrants. The design is rendered in yellow ochres and white. A black circular motif is located at the centre of the work. Edition number 39/50. Designs like this are used for body painting during Tiwi ceremonies.
    SignificanceThis work, demonstrative of the strong geometric abstractions typical of contemporary Tiwi art, draws inspiration from the art of body painting that has been practiced by the Tiwi for thousands of years. This patterning, characterised by geometric structures of lines and dots are a significant element in much of the work produced by Tiwi artists.
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