In this work, Sonia Kurarra depicts the abundance of life beneath the surface of the Fitzroy River that flows through her Country, Martuwarra. Kurarra artfully captures the eternal movement of the river with her energetic linework and flowing vertical lines, depicting a vibrant ecosystem teeming with life.
Of the painting, Kurarra says,
‘Martuwarra is my river country; this painting is all about the Fitzroy River which flows down through Nookanbah where I live. All kinds of fish live in the water, we catch big mob of fish here. I like Parlka (barramundi). We catch catfish and brim here too. Nganku(shark), wirritunany (sawfish) and stingray also live here. These fish live in these waters long after the flood has gone.’
12cm x 180cm 19mm 100% silk satin – double sided.