David MALANGI DAYMIRRINGU | Bustard

 
MALANGI DAYMIRRINGU, David
Australia 1927 – 1999
Bustard
928S14 Sculpture of bird: white breast and neck, stripes at back, back of head black c.1991
natural pigments on wood
67.5 (h) x 16.0 (w) x 16.0 (d) cm
South Australian Government Grant, 1992 Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
© 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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