David MALANGI DAYMIRRINGU | Damala, Sea Eagle

Australia 1927 – 1999
Damala, Sea Eagle
sculpture of bird, white head and breast, stripes on sides and cross-hatching on back c.1993
natural pigments on wood
47.0 (h) x 17.0 (w) x 13.6 (d) cm
Private collection, Canberra
© David Malangi. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
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Malangi’s concentration on single subjects transferred to an interest in representing these aspects sculpturally. In the late 1980s and early 90s, he produced a body of work where a detail or aspect of the Djan’kawu chronicle is given three-dimensional form. These subjects include particularly a series of sculptures related to Dhämala and Dhäbila ¾ birds and goannas ¾ representations of the everyday creatures related to this country as well as homage to their totemic significance.

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