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My Country 126x20cm

$1,495.00 GST inc

SKU: SYMSP_TK_12604 Category: Tags: ,

Code: SYMIS_TK_12604

Artist: Tarisse King

Title: My Country

Medium: Painted metal, lighting included

Size: 126x20cm

Year: 2021

This unique range is lit from within, featuring an array of changing colours. A stunning statement piece for a special place in your home or office.

With this creation, Tarisse wanted to translate her ‘My Country’ story into a 3D object. The choice to use metal is a reflection on the strength and longevity of the Australian Indigenous culture and the stories passed down over the centuries.

My Country Story

Driven to map the country around Katherine, where her ancestors once walked, Tarisse depicts land formations such as rivers, rock holes, billabongs, shelters, tracks and food sources. In this series, Tarisse visually explores the way her ancestors interacted and lived with the environment.

Tarisse composes traditional Aboriginal iconography in sharp white lines, circles, arcs and dots often upon a single colour canvas to create a bold aesthetic that has a foot in the contemporary art aesthetic and the traditional. Song lines that ancestors once walked run across the canvas in different directions, the spaces created by this are filled with concentric circles representing different family clans or ‘life forces’, symbols for food and shelter. Well balanced, the canvas has a graphic look and a contemporary feel, indicative of Tarisse’s ability to make the ancient appear new.

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