The combination of soft feminine hues in this painting are hard to skip over. Featuring Matisse's Titanium White, splashes of Dioxazine Purple and Barbara's own pale skin-tone pink mix, its whispy vibes lend itself to grass blowing in the breeze. It depicts Grass Seed Dreaming, the artist's trademark design, however the grass is actually a small herb that doesn't grow much above the size of a tea cup.
Its most important quality, for Barbara's ancestors, were the copious amounts of small black seeds it produces. These are highly nutritious and a key ingredient in making damper (bread). As a result of its importance to the health of the community, its Dreamtime story was passed down over generations of Atnwengerrp people to promote the ongoing supply.
This apartment sized piece measures 90cm x 30cm making it perfect (if we say so) for skinny walls such as in hallways that could do with a lift from a high profile artwork in soft hues.
Barbara Weir’s Grass Seed paintings are represented in a substantive amount of collections in Australia and overseas, and have been featured in numerous documentaries and exhibitions. You can read her bio for more information or more on the Grass Seed in the link below.
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Dolly Mills Petyarre was one of the most talked about names in Utopia art back in the 90's with group and solo exhibitions across Australia's capital cities.
Now 72, Dolly wants you to know she's not finished yet and has been working on something special after a long hiatus.
Be inspired by the richness of the desert. Warm desert hues are the heroes of this calm yet inviting palette; dusty roses, bright yellows, desert reds and a hint of oasis blue.
More importantly, artworks represent ancient ancestral stories and a deep connection to the desert-like country of remote Central Australia.