Roy Rogers On Wood The original Painting is 43" x 50" and this ART is photographed from the "Original Painting" which was painted on wood. Shipping is free. It is almost like we are fighting to raise OUR Flag ourselves! This painting is painted on wood and the original size is 43" x 55". Size is 16" x 20" and is printed on Quality Photo Stock and includes the photographic Frame around the image as seen here. My art comes from my heart. The cowboys I paint I personally have known.
Katie West is a Yindjibarndi woman, with an interdisciplinary practice that explores the renewal of human connections with and within the natural environment. In this ongoing work, the artist engages with natural dyeing processes and text scores as ways to participate with the seasons. Through these repeated processes, her work moves from memory to the realm of instruction or storytelling.
Katie West is an artist exploring her own sense of Aboriginality, informed by her family history and that of history and her heritage. West aims to contribute to the collective knowledge that defines Aboriginal identity in this country Australia as well as the collective experience of Indigenous peoples in other parts of the world. While much suffering has occurred as a result of colonisation, West also feels that we now find ourselves in a unique position.
In past exhibitions, dyed cloth has been draped on walls, hung from ceilings or made into cushions. Her dying method incorporates local plants, impressing the place of making into the works. In winter I do hot dyeing, which involves boiling up weeds and plants in a fire, and in summer I do solar dyeing, or I focus on sewing and working with the fabric. For her upcoming exhibition at Dominik Mersch Gallery in Sydney, West is dyeing cloth in her Melbourne backyard with plants gathered from the local area, including parks and by the creek. What birds are present. What the weather is like. I want to, before I start dyeing, document the plants. Not necessarily to know every single plant that has gone in but to have a visual record. There is a concern for decolonisation, the environment and putting forward Indigenous perspectives, and championing a closer and more caring relationship with nature. These are conversations about our future as well as our past and present, and I believe they are necessary for finding ways to live together and live well with Country.