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Piercing the Ground

by Christine Watson

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About the Book

With its sense that the stunning paintings from the Western Desert bear more than meets the eye, Christine Watson’s Piercing the Ground stands as a highly original and groundbreaking elucidation of Kutjungka painting and a significant addition to what is known as ‘the anthropology of art’. A fitting tribute to her indigenous mentors, this book should change the way people regard contemporary acrylic painting. Image making, she shows, is more of a ‘piercing’ than a ‘painting’ and must be grasped as integrally involving the totality of the senses, treating the skin of the body and the surface of the land as equivalent, and in this way producing its own truth.

Categories
History, Art & Photography, Indigenous Writing, Award Winning
Publication Year
2003
Publisher
Fremantle Press
Awards

Short listed, AIATSIS Stanner Award, 2004

ISBN11
1 92073 130 X
ISBN13
9 781920 731304
HB/PB
Paperback
Format
C Format (230 x 152mm)
Pages
400
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