Australian label One of Twelve collaborates with emerging and established artists from the Asia Pacific region to produce high quality, wearable works of art.
This versatile slim silk satin scarf features detail of Michael Reid’s work, ‘Rockhole site of Tarkul’ which depicts designs related to the rockhole and soakage water site of Tarkul, north of Mt Webb in Western Australia. During ancestral times, a large group of Tingari men camped at this site before travelling east to Pinari. The Tingari Song Cycle is a secret-sacred mythology, the specifics of which are only known to initiate Pintupi. In general, the Tingari are a group of ancestral Dreaming beings who travelled over vast stretches of country, creating, and transforming the landscape through their movements.
Michael’s striking use of line and stark monochrome palette create the entrancing effect of pulsating movement in this work. The artist’s interconnecting geometric lines evoke a labyrinthine form, the motif symbolic of a journey or pilgrimage to a predetermined site – much like the travels of the Tingari. Though the esoteric meaning of this work remains secret, the symbolism is universal – the artist’s maze of brushstrokes guiding the viewer on a journey across the Pintupi homelands.
100% silk satin scarf
Licensed art by Michael Ried Tjapanangka
Designed in Australia
12 x 180cm
Dimensions: 20cm x 15cm x 1 cm