Kalaru silk scarf by Nancy Nyanjilpayi Chapman
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“You got to get that kalaru, grind it and make a damper. Get him up and wash him, wash him, wash him then grind him into flour for a damper.” – Nancy Nyanjilpayi Chapman
In this work, Chapman depicts the edible native succulent kalaru (samphire). Kalarugrows in abundance around the warla (salt lakes) and lyinji (clay pans) of Chapman’s Country. The plant sheds edible black seeds that are collected, rinsed many times over, ground into a flour, then used to make damper. It is a time consuming dish that is still created for special occasions today.
Chapman’s painting practice is defined by a similar commitment to process. In this work,the delicate fanning of kalaru fronds gently frame Chapman’s meticulously fine dot work, representing a cache of jewel-like seeds. Chapman’s masterful use of colour and layering add a depth and movement to the work that seems to ripple with the motion of winnowing.
110cm x 110cm 12mm 100% Silk satin with hand rolled edges. Comes in a beautiful gift box and includes artist's card, detailing the artist's card, detailing the artist's work and practice.
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