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Tarisse King

TK Wallet | My Country | 10x6.5cm

TK Wallet | My Country | 10x6.5cm

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Code: ASGJ-TK-20008

Artist: Tarisse King

Title: My Country

Medium: Leather

Size: 10x6.5

Year: 2020


Driven to map the country around Katherine, where her ancestors once walked, Tarisse depicts land formations such as rivers, rock holes, billabongs, shelters, tracks and food sources.  In this series, Tarisse visually explores the way her ancestors interacted and lived with the environment.

Tarisse composes traditional Aboriginal iconography in sharp white lines, circles, arcs and dots often upon a single colour canvas to create a bold aesthetic that has a foot in the contemporary art aesthetic and the traditional.  Song lines that ancestors once walked run across the canvas in different directions, the spaces created by this are filled with concentric circles representing different family clans or ‘life forces’, symbols for food and shelter.  Well balanced, the artwork has a graphic look and a contemporary feel, indicative of Tarisse’s ability to make the ancient appear new.


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