Mangkaja - Jimmy Pike
Mangkaja by Jimmy Pike
Original Limited Edition Fine Art Print by Artist
Print 124/500, 30 x 42 cm
”Mangkaja is a white bird from the Dreamtime. He is like an owl. He travels a night and where he landed there sprung up a waterhole.” - Jimmy Pike
Jimmy Pike (c1940-2002) was a Walmatjarri Aboriginal artist. He lived in a Bush camp on the edge of the remote Great Sandy Desert of north Western Australia where he painted, producing the art for which he has become so well known. Jimmy’s paintings of the physical and spiritual quality of his traditional Walmajarri country added a new dynamism to the central positions of landscape in Australian art. They project a new dimension to our understanding of connections of place and identity. Jimmy Pike is one of Australia’s most famous Aboriginal artists. He is represented in the collections of all major Australian public art galleries and museums.