Bush Turkey Sculpture by Marcia Alice Panangka
Title: Bush Turkey Sculpture
Medium: Carved Animals
Size: 23 length cm
Artist: Marcia Alice Panangka
Aboriginal men and women in central Australia carve animals from dry wood they find or tree roots they have dug up. They often use the roots of river gum or mulga. They use the shape of the wood to make models of animals. Some sculptures are plain, while others have patterns and symbols relating to their Aboriginal culture.
The Aboriginal artists make the sculptures beside the camp fire. They put a piece of fencing wire into the fire. When it is hot, they burn designs on the wood.
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