When the rains come in Central Australia, the rockholes, claypans and soakages fill up with water, becoming a temporary haven for waterbirds.
Dodd's vibrantly coloured Tjulpu Urutja Kutjara (Two Waterbirds) are some of the many birds that flock to the area after the rains. Her keen observation and eye for detail are evident not only in the colourful patternation she has incorporated into the work but also in the lively stance of the birds.
Courtesy of Tjanpi Desert Weavers
tjanpi (desert grasses), raffia, wool, wire
49 x 50 x 38 cm
Judges of the 2012 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Guido Belgiorno-Nettis AM (Trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW and Director of the Transfield Foundation), Natalie Wilson (Assistant Curator of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of NSW) and Professor Janice Reid AM (Vice-Chancellor of the University of Western Sydney and Trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW).
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