Untitled (Snake II)

Untitled (Snake II)

Doreen Chapman

Painting by Pilbara Indigenous Artist - $8,000

Sponsor - Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation Ltd


Judges Comments:

This person is doing something unusual, the palette of lime green is totally original. They are difficult colours to combine but they work better because of the black ground. It could be called a ‘Maverick work.’ This piece is begging to be on a larger scale. It is an authentic work, with the energetic soul of abstract expressionism. The subtle image of the snake creeps up on you like it would it the bush, you don’t see it until the last minute. It is a challenging, clever and profound painting. There is an inventiveness about it that makes for a powerful image.