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Artist: Louise Numina
Title: Spinifex Grass
Language: Amnatajerre / Kaytetye - Utopia NT
Medium: Acrylic on cotton canvas
Size: 143x91 cm
After the infrequent rain, the desert landscape is transformed. The dried out spinifex flower resembles a field of wheat and the mulga shrub bears green dense foliage and masses of bright yellow flowers. Growing amongst these plants is an abundance of wildflowers that turns the deep red coloured desert floor into a utopian garden.
Louise Numina was born in April 1976 in Stirling Station in the region of Utopia, Central Desert. She attended school in Stirling Station, a cattle station near Tennant Creek where she began painting at a young age, taking guidance from her world-famous aunties Gloria and Kathleen Petyarre. She later studied at Yirara College in Alice Springs. After her studies, she returned to Stirling Station working with the Community Development Program. In 2000 the Numina family moved to Darwin where they still live today.
She depicts her connection with her home country through her paintings.
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