Rug Design: Sandhill by Anna Pitjara
Dreamtime behind the Design: Geographically, a dune is a hill of sand built by wind action that results in suns of many different shapes and sizes. The importance of dunes is recognized by some countries namely United States, Australia, Canada and New Zealand which have developed significant programs for protecting dunes by stabilizing them. In Central Australia there are many beautiful sand hills which provide a habitat for highly specialized forms of flora and fauna. Well known artist Anna Pitjara, beautifully depicts these sand hills on canvas with acrylic paints. Using white dots on a black background Anna portrays the effect of wind moving over the sand hills in the desert landscape near her hometown Utopia
About the Artist: Anna was born in Utopia and taught to paint under the direction of Gloria Petyarre. She commenced painting in the early 1980s with acrylic paints on canvas. In many ways she is one of the very talented and different so more collected artists from utopia recently. Her recent works display a technique of intricate dot work, with small blocks of colour.