Murungurrwarnti - Jimmy Pike
Murungurrwarnti by Jimmy Pike
Original Limited Edition Fine Art Print by Artist
Print 158 and 161/500, 30 x 42 cm
”Little men, they live in hill or scrub country or near jila (waterhole). They look like water snake. They don’t like strangers. They can make people sick.” - 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.