Ian Rictor Wanari, 2023 Spinifex Arts Project

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 137 x 90 cm ID: #23-284
Price: $3210

    About this artwork

    Ian Rictor paints with a quiet reverence for the country that he depicts, from his relatively recent nomadic movements over the endless interior that makes up Spinifex Lands. Ian walked from water source to food source and beyond, this was a cultural and family existence for survival in an arid land before his family were found and ‘brought in’ by relatives in late 1986: making them the last known traditional hunter gatherers in Australia. Ian’s compositions center on the life affirming sites he depicts and each are multi layered with meaning. Many are surrounded with secrecy and only surface details can be recorded.

    With his latest series of compositions, Ian moves with different depictions of country and sites. Placing the prolific hardwood Wanari (mulga) as his starting point.