Bird, hand carved and painted in the traditional Tiwi Island style by Maria Josette Orsto. Orsto is a versatile and prolific artist who works in a variety of media and techniques, including painting, batik-printmaking and wood sculpture. Her work alludes to the small glimpses of power, sheen and shimmer of the ancestral realm.
This work was created at Tiwi Design. Tiwi Design is a creative space, located at Nguiu on Bathurst Island. The Art Centre was established in 1969 to promote Tiwi art and culture. A large group of artists produce paintings, carvings, prints, ceramics, fibre art and screen-printed fabrics at this renowned creative space.
220x110x100mm, 1.2kg approx