Neville McArthur #10


artist – Neville McArthur
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community – Central & Western Desert

title: untitled

year painted: 2003

dimensions: 155 x 133cm
medium: Acrylic on linen
code: 10

stretched: yes

view:  at our Noosa gallery

about this painting: Neville paints the story of the Spinifex Man.  It is a strong, sacred dreamtime story of his homeland south of Warburton, Western Australia.  He has a loose, painterly style, using linear strokes.

The lines in his painting represent the spear straightening ceremony, where the spear shaft is heated in hot coals of a small fire before straightening. The footprints belong to the Spinifex Man.