Cornelia Tipuamantumirri1929 - Jilamara designs 2017
- ochre on linen
Cornelia Tipuamantumirri was born on Melville Island, NT adjacent to the present day barge landing at Pirlangimipi, around 1930. When she was a young woman she would assist young weavers to aquire skill and knowledge in this artform. She would also teach the young ones traditonal Tiwi dance.
Cornelia Tipuamantumirri uses the kayimwagakimi for her work, dipping the comb-shaped carved ironwood into her ochre palette; shades of pinks and yellows to portray the reflections of her long life lived on the Tiwi Islands. Reflections also, of light on the surface of the Arafura Sea.
Source: Munupi Arts, 2021