Awelye by Violet Petyarre
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 152x90 cm
Artist: Violet Petyarre
- Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming
- Awelye (Womens Ceremony)Art
- Utopia Aboriginal Art: Aboriginal Paintings from the Central Desert
- Petyarre Sisters 2007: Violet Petyarre - Awelye
- Petyarre Sisters 2007
The paintings depicts Awelye, body paint design associated with Violet Petyarre's Dreaming , The Mountain Devil Lizard Ancestor (Arnkerrth ).
These Markings are applied onto her upper body, before she re-enacts her Dreaming with many songlines and dance cycles, allowing her to feel close with the spirit Arnkerrth (Mountain Devil Lizard).
The Mountain Devil Lizard, also known as the Thorny Devil Lizard has the ability to change to any colour when threatened.
If you would like to know more about Awelye and the relationship with Aboriginal Art and culture, please read the following articles:
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