Cushion Cover Wool 40cm (16in)
In this design Damien and Nyinkayla Marks are illustrating the story of Travelling Through Country.
This design is from an original painting of Damiens country, Mt. Liebig, west of Papunya. Damiens great grandfather and his family are travelling through the desert towards Kintore, collecting food. In the bottom right hand corner the sun is setting over a hillside. The family stops to camp at different places along the way.
The red concentric circles are dry rockholes, and the blue and white concentric circles represent rockholes that are filled with clean water, that flows on into the creek. The red stripes coming out of the centre of the right hand side of the painting lead to one of these waterholes these are the tracks of the family walking through the sand.
The pure wool is dyed in situ and the stitching is done by hand, the chain-stitch being a traditional Kashmiri handicraft.