Sacha Long Petyarr - Arnkerrthe - Wild Flowers
Artist: Sacha Long Petyarr
Title: Wild Flowers
Size: 30 x 30 cm
Acrylic on canvas stretched on a timber frame.
This painting depicts wild flowers growing across Central Australia. There are many different varieties of wild flowers, known as Alpeyt, including many with medicinal properties or sweet honey used to make a sweet drink.
Artist: Sacha Long
Skin name: Petyarre (also spelled Petyarr, Pitjara)
Language group: Alyawarr
Area: Utopia Region, Central Australia
Lives: Utopia, Central Australia
Sacha began painting at an early age under the guidance of her mother, Marcia Turner, and other female family members. She lives at Utopia with her children and extended family.
The main Dreaming story that belongs to Sacha’s country, Atnangkere, is Arnkerrthe (Mountain Devil Lizard). Arnkerrthe travelled over Sacha’s land creating all of the people, sacred sites, songs and other Dreamtime stories. In its neck it holds a sac of ochre that Sacha's people use for ceremonies. This story is passed down to her on her father’s side; however her paintings are influenced by her mother and represent wild flowers that bloom across the desert floor.
Sacha is the daughter of artist Marcia Turner and younger sister to Rosabella who also paint for Mbantua Gallery. Sacha and Rosabella both paint the Dreamtime story of the Arnkerrthe which has been passed down from their father’s country, Atnangkere. Arnkerrthe travelled over Sacha’s land creating all of the people, sacred sites, songs and other Dreamtime stories. In its neck it holds a sac of ochre that Sacha and her people use for ceremonies.
Although this story is passed down to her by her father, her painting style is influenced by her mother and also her extended family which include the likes of artists Jennifer, Judy, Maureen and Jedda Purvis who all paint in an array of beautiful, bold colours and soft brushstrokes.
Another popular subject known to Sacha and her sister is wild flowers, which they depict with beauty and precision.
Sacha continues to live out in the Utopia region with her extended family.
This painting is stretched on a timber frame and is ready to hang.
The artwork comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and photo of the artist.