#28 Thorny Devil Lizard (grn)- SHARON NUMINA : Aboriginal Art: 71x91cm
ARTIST: Sharon Numina
LANGUAGE: Amnatajerre / Kaytetye - North Utopia Central Desert region
TITLE: Thorny Devil Lizard
MEDIUM: Painting - acrylic on canvas
My Country - Thorny Devil Lizard: -
The dots represent the thorny skin and the tracks made by the Lizard as it crosses the desert in search of food and water. 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.
Sharon was born in 1981 and attended school in Kormilda College in Darwin.
Sharon is one of six sisters and two brothers. Her Mother is Barbara Price Mbitjana from Stirling Station near Tenant Creek who is also an artist.
Sharon has been painting for galleries across the country for over nine years.
Her works have been purchased by art lovers and collectors and Sharon’s works were part of a collaborative exhibition in Cairns in 2010.
Sharon paints many stories from her family and is also a strong teacher to the next generation. Sharon is currently teaching some of her nieces to paintSee Sharon Numina's Collections profile for further information and all her artwork listed.