Josie Petrick Kemarre
Josie Petrick Kemarre was born c. 1953 at Santa Teresa Mission and began painting in the 1990’s. Depicting traditional womens stories of gather bush tucker and the beauty of her homelands, Josie has excelled within her artistic interpretation and representation of Aboriginal life and culture.
Typical of ‘Utopia Art’, Josie’s earlier works present themselves with extensive line work depicting Body paint design and many traditional symbols often found in Central Desert Dot painting. Her recent collections such as Bush Tucker and Wild Flower Dreaming demonstrates her maturity as an artist in creating works that move beyond the traditional and tight constructions of dot painting to a fusion of abstracted forms reveal spiritual and cultural celebration. Her love and joy of being an artist is evident in the energetic canvases she produces and their ability to touch each one of us in a special kind of way.
Wild Flower Dreaming
Josie Petrick Kemarre’s extraordinary Wild Flower Dreaming pays homage to her Aboriginal culture past, present and future. Josie draws upon her inherited traditional Dreamings as inspiration for her unusual and highly visual depictions of her immediate surroundings. She has always lived a semi-traditional lifestyle, spending her early years searching for ‘bush foods’. Josie’s knowledge regarding the Central Desert seasons and flora is extensive and exemplified within this exquisite work.
Certification of Authentisity
All the artworks from redrock gallery are fully certificated.
This Paintings comes with:
- Photos of the artiest painting
- Certification of Authentisity
- Biography of Josie Petrick Kemarre
- Introduction of the Dreaming
- Introduction of the symbolism