#25 Thorny Devil Lizard Dreaming - CAROLINE NUMINA : Aboriginal Art : 86 x 142 cm
LANGUAGE: Amnatajerre / Kaytetye - North Utopia Central Desert region
TITLE: Thorny Devil Lizard Dreaming
MEDIUM: Painting - acrylic on canvas.
This is the story of the Thorny Devil Lizard.
The dots represent the thorny skin and the tracks the Lizard makes 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.
Caroline Numina was born in 1971 and brought up in both Utopia and Stirling station. Her Father’s Country is in Utopia, as he was the brother of famous artists Gloria and Kathleen Petyarre who taught Caroline to paint.
Caroline and her husband Daniel Pula Turner have six children and live most of the time in Darwin. They still travel regularly to the desert to see family and teach their children.
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