Friday, August 31, 2007

Inspiration of the day: Papunya Tula "dot art"

I have been looking at a lot of contemporary Australian Aboriginal art--very inspiring. In particular the Papunya painting movement started in the 1970s. The artists use various patterns using dots to convey dreams (I think) as part of certain ceremonies. The artwork is captivating because it is both whimsical and mysterious.

Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri is an artist who has great work in this style (

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