Married Law by Paddy Fordham Wainburranga
AUD 11000

Married Law
Dimensions
88cm x 111cm
Medium
Acrylic on canvas
Code
PFW054

Married Law

Balang and Narditjan are the skin names of the married couple. In his Married Law paintings, Paddy depicts a tradition when aboriginal people make a life together. They are assured of their mortal lives as well as there spiritual lives. Sometimes in his paintings there is a dragonfly or butterfly which are totems and are symbolic to life after death. Aboriginals in Arnhem Land believe in reincarnation. Paddy says even insects have a biggest history, language, skin group, and culture.


About Paddy Fordham Wainburranga

Paddy Fordham Wainburranga's paintings and carved balangjarngalain spirit figures are without parallel. The loose fluidity of line and form - in two or three dimensions - defies standard conventions. The borders of his paintings on bark and canvas are often crooked, the paint rough and unfinished but an impressive, gestural power dominates each painting. Paddy works with a raucous vigour on a plain background, painting vital spirit figures, writhing serpents, circles and dots without concern for symmetry, precision or minute elaboration.

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Other Works by Paddy Fordham Wainburranga

Single Woman
AUD 3000

66cm x 89cm
Acrylic on canvas

Lightning Spirit
AUD 10000

45cm x 82cm
Acrylic on canvas

Married Law
AUD 10000

82cm x 111cm
Acrylic on canvas

Promised Wife
AUD 3500

65cm x 68cm
Acrylic on canvas

Single Man Barramundi Dreaming
AUD 6500

70cm x 93cm
Acrylic on canvas

Dancing
AUD 12000

94cm x 97cm
Acrylic on canvas

Married Law
AUD 10000

102cm x 147cm
Acrylic on canvas

Dancing Man
AUD 6500

68cm x 79cm
Acrylic on canvas

Lightening Spirit
AUD 8000

87cm x 106cm
Acrylic on canvas

Family Dreaming
AUD 18000

111cm x 89cm
Acrylic on canvas

Women Dreaming
AUD 22000

85cm x 120cm
Acrylic on canvas

Family Dreaming
AUD 22000

165cm x 96cm
Acrylic on canvas


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