Cassaria Young Hogan’s work is a joyful chronicle of bush trips to her grandfather’s Country south west of Kalka, encompassing the sacred sites of Kunatjara in South Australia and Mamutjara over the border in Western Australia. Young Hogan shares a mastery of vibrant colour with her grandfather, senior lawman Nyayati Stanley Young. The artist harnesses her striking colour palette to create a cast of electric characters that boldly announce themselves, jostling for attention against a black background.
The viewer is left to marvel at the neon gathering of forms, perhaps catching glimpses of maku (witchetty grub) and tjala (honey ants) as they are scooped up by Young Hogan and her family during a bush trip to her grandfather’s homelands.
This work depicts Kulyakartu, a significant site in the far north of the Martu homelands. During pujiman (traditional, desert dwelling) times, Taylor and his family travelled to Kulyakartu in the wet season to take advantage of the vast grassy plains that made for excellent hunting.
Wokka Taylor, alongside his brother Muuki, was a highly regarded senior Martu man. Together, they held an encyclopaedic knowledge of Martu Country, including a deep understanding of the ecology and biodiversity of their land. In collaborative works, the brothers were known to chart the intricate network of underground waters sustaining their Country.
Taylor’s signature style featured densely layered dot work flowing rhythmically across the canvas, suggesting warm winds moving gently over sandhills or soft desert grasses. In this work, Taylor lovingly traced sinuous blue lines that snake their way across the plush grasslands of Kulyakartu, conjuring images of subterranean waters that support the fragile biodiversity of this site.
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