21st CENTURY ART, C.E.- B.C.
"...the geometry is the light..."
Peter Marralwanga and Birari
THIS WEBPAGE IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION. -- December 19, 1997
The Aborigine's of Australia are some of the greatest artists of
pattern and design living today.
Birari of the Murrinpatha language group lived at Wadeye.
The full title of the piece is "The Story of Sunday Business" Black
lines represent tucker (food) and the rest of the circle, water.
Business extends over several months and the group moves from place to
place to find food.
The straight lines are the tracks
the people leave as they pas the billabongs and food areas.
Business sticks are at each side as well as men painted for ceremonial
There are many sites on the Web to see more Aborigine Art, you might
Photography by Graham Baring Copyright © Sotheby's Australia Pty Ltd
Copyright © Jan Haag 1997
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