I am an Anmatyerre artist from Utopia and I stared doing carvings a few years ago. I learnt to carve from my mum Josie Kunoth Petyarre and my dad Dinni Kunoth Kemarre. First I watched them carve and then I started myself. I carve a lot of birds because I like them and see them all the time. First I look at the wood, and then I work out what shape the bird will be.
Courtesy of Indigenart, Mossenson Galleries
acrylic on carved timber
71 x 20 x 20 cm
Judges of the 2011 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Dr Gene Sherman AM (Executive Director of Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation) and Professor Ted Snell AM (Chair of the Visual Arts Board, Australia Council).
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