'Sandhills' | 30x30cm
Artist: Sarrita King
Medium: Acrylic on Linen
These paintings are inspired by the expanses of sandhills found throughout Australia. They striate across the land and their perpetual movement and varied colours have always fascinated Sarrita. Sarrita recalls her father telling her how the patterns formed by the wind are repeated throughout nature; she reflects on this when flying over the desert and then over the waves of the ocean.
Stylistically minimal, Sarrita leaves a lot of the canvas absent of paint and simply traces fine lines across the canvas. Undulating in their movement, they create a subtle hypnotic effect the viewer be drawn in to. Sarrita depicts these topographically which is a very common way of painting or ‘mapping the land’ amongst Central and Western Desert Aboriginal artists.