The extraordinary delicacy of Fabrianne Peterson Nampitjinpa’s “Wangunu” Bush Damper dreaming is seen in these working photos and final finished painting. Close up images capture just how painstakingly Fabrianne applies each individual dot onto the canvas, each time gauging its size and direction within the overall composition and all important “movement” of the piece. Note that the two tone effect is achieved by the amount of paint on the stick at any one time. Her choice of a monotone bright pink on the black canvas gives the painting a luminosity and sense of excitement and places it well and truly in the category of contemporary Aboriginal art. Working most days for up to 8 hours, the painting measuring 900 x 1500mm, took over three weeks for Fabrianne to complete.

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