This beautifully Pink Wooden Bird detailed work which stands on its own black pedestal has been hand-carved from the wood of the local native Bean Tree. Sandy Pitjara Hunter works from a large section of the tree-trunk and uses various chisels to shape it. He then applies feathery strokes to the head and dotting to the torso in various shades of acrylic paint.
Caterpillar (Aylperlayt) Dreaming:
Sandy is also really concerned with Caterpillar Dreaming. His paintings work depicts an aerial view of his country as created by the Caterpillar Ancestor. Sandy maintains the classical men’s tradition of meticulously laid out geometric lines and circles representing the tracks and marks of the Ancestral journeys.
His distinctive work consists of hundreds of thousands of carefully executed minute dots in a broad harmony of colour.