#22 Thorny Devil Lizard - LANITA NUMINA : Aboriginal Art: 87 x 91cm
ARTIST: Lanita Numina
LANGUAGE: Amnatajerre / Kaytetye - Utopia North Central Desert region
TITLE: Thorny Devil Lizard Dreaming
MEDIUM - Painting - acrylic on canvas
This is the story of the Thorny Devil Lizard.
The different colours reflect how the lizard changes its skin colour with the changing temperature of the sun and when under threat.
Not only does the Thorny Devil Lizard make good eating, because of its spines, it makes an ideal hairbrush.
Lanita was born in 1963 and attended school at Kormilda College in Darwin. Lanita is one of six sisters and three brothers. Her Mother is Barbara Price Mbitjana from Stirling Station near Tenant Creek who is also an artist and her late Father was a well known stockman and brother to Gloria and Kathleen Petyarre.
Lanita has been painting for galleries across the country for over seven years.
Lanita’s work has been purchased by art lovers and collectors and she has had works in a collaborative exhibition in Cairns in 2010. Lanita paints many stories from her family and is also a strong teacher to the next generation.
See Lanita Numina's Collection page for further information on Lanita and other works for sale.