For sale $4000 or best offer.
Artist Terry Jane Eva Brady is a adnyamathana / yankunytjatjara mother and grandmother ,
Born in old leigh creek her weekends were spent on her mother Rosie Brady (nee Wilton )yarta a traditional lore yuratu . While school holiday were reserved for visits back to her father Njuka Bradys country who was a traditional Yankunytjatjara man .
Culture and family were important to Terry’s parents which as a mother /grandmother herself now insures knowledge which was passed down to her is shared via her many art works.
This art work is a depiction of the Adnyamathanha traditional marriage ceremony ,
The ceremony is a spiritual and physical celebration of two becoming one not only between the couple but a bringing together of tribes which the whole tribe participated in a sign that the marriage was excepted.
which her mother ( ngami) and father ( mumma) had to have done in the 1930s .
The hands a symbol of togetherness and community (which are her children’s who are from the Wirangu / kookatha on their fathers side .)
The image of the printi (Ngiṉṯaka ) is her father’s totem .
(Masculine energy )
The quandong (urti ) is representative of women .
(Feminine energy )
Stars represent arruru (northwind ) and mathari (southwind) two moieties which determine who you can marry.