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Portrait of Christine Yukenbarri. - click to view larger image

born 1977, Kukatja language group, Nakamarra skin group, Balgo community, Warlayirti Artists

Christine is the daughter of two of Balgo’s most respected artists: Helicopter Tjungurrayi and Lucy Yukenbarri.

Having learned to paint in the kinti-kinti (close-close) style of dotting pioneered by her mother, Christine has gone on to become one of the leading younger artists in the Western Desert.

She lives in Balgo with her father and her sisters.

A closely dotted painting on brown linen featuring a rectangular section with uneven vertical stripes in dark pink, light pink, maroon, and brown in the bottom right corner. This pink continues up into the top section of the painting, ending in a point. In the lower left section are stripe patterns in brown and dotted stripes of yellow, burgundy and white, with a spearhead-like motif in pink and white dots. The middle has uneven horizontal stripes in yellow and white with a brown shape with a dotted yellow net-like pattern on it. In the top section of the painting there are vertical burgundy and white stripes to the left and orange, yellow, burgundy, white and brown dotted vertical shapes to the right.


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