In this work, Rosie Tarku King brings to life the complex ecosystem of her desert homelands in an intimately detailed map of her Country.
Vibrant reds and pinks radiate with the heat of desert and are tempered by blue circles demarking jila (living waterholes) and jumu (soakages) – vital life-giving water sources. The salt lakes of the area are rendered in peach and encircled with a faint blue line tracing their receding waters, while red sand dunes writhe in various shades of pink.
Tarku King describes the work,
‘You can see salt lakes dry without water, some jilas and little billabongs with water, sand hills, red sands, dry grass and trees.’
108cm x 107cm 16mm 100% silk satin with hand rolled edges and double sided printing.