Milkwater

Artist: Kittey Malarvie
Media: Natural ochre on canvas
Size: 57x76cm
Price: SOLD
Catalogue: 5183-16

Story

Kittey has depicted the Sturt River of her mother’s country. The water of the Sturt River is naturally milky in appearance and reflects a myriad of colours across the surface at different times of day. She describes the area where she visited as a child, along the banks and waterholes by the river, as black soil country.Kittey says: “When we were young, my sisters and cousins would play with dried and cracked mud flats… In the wet seasons and after a big tide on the Sturt River the water would rise up on the black mud flats…I like making paintings from my memories, from when we were young and all together.”

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