Olden days body painting - Parlini Jilamara
Olden days body painting - Parlini Jilamara

Marie Josette Orsto

1962 - Olden days body painting - Parlini Jilamara 2012
  • ochre on canvas
180 cm x 120 cm

The daughter of artists Jean Batiste Apuatimi and Declan Apuatimi, Maria Josette was taught painting and carving from a very early age. With her late husband a reputed carver, she has been at the forefront of the art developments in the Tiwi Islands, working in many media including painting, printing batik and carving. A strong cultural woman, Maria Josette creates contemporary works that bridge the old and the new through her own personal creative interpretation.

Source: Munupi Arts, Bathurst Island

© Maria Josette Orsto

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