Maringka Burton has created a uniquely beautiful basket that combines the earthy colours of the desert landscape with a spectacular rim of emu feathers.
Made from tjanpi (wild-harvested grasses), raffia, wire and emu feathers; this work is part of an exhibition titled Bush Life. These of quirky grass sculptural works are a physical representation of the everyday items that hold significance to the artists including motorcars, helicopters, guitars, camp dogs and native plants and animals of the Lands.
Bush Life features both three dimensional and flat sculptures that resonate with the spirit of the Country and the artists who wove them. Physical elements of the Country are incorporated into the weaving through the use of wild-harvested grasses while contemporary life is acknowledged in the use of found objects sourced from community settlements. Through this exhibition Tjanpi artists celebrate life in remote communities, creativity and Country.
© Tjanpi Desert Weavers