Andrea Marriette
Andrea Marriette

Sydney, Australia

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Acrylics painted onto a canvas over a wooden frame.


Kata Tjuṯa in Focus (many heads - Aboriginal name)

Original, acrylic, painting on a quality, stretched canvas. D-rings and wire attached so that it is ready to hang. All sides of the canvas have been painted with the theme. This is also shown in a close up photo.

The idea with this painting is that the sacred rock formations are the focus, the highlight, everything else from there slowly fades out of focus.

A huge thank you to a family member Bruce, who allowed me to use his photo from a recent trip for this painting, although I did slightly change the colour tones to meet my vision and make it more brighter than in the photo. He has some great photos and I know there will be more paintings from me to come of the wonders of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

For people that want to know more:
Also known as the Olgas, a group of large, domed rock formations or bornhardts located about southwest of Alice Springs. Sacred ground and landmark along with Uluru to the Aboriginal people of Australia and that is why I painted it fine arts style, with respect to them.

The 36 domes that make up Kata Tjuṯa cover an area of 21.68 km2, are composed of conglomerate, a sedimentary rock consisting of cobbles and boulders of varying rock types including granite and basalt, cemented by a matrix of sandstone. The highest dome, Mount Olga, is 1,066 m (3,497 ft) above sea level.

The Anangu Aborigines believe the great rocks of Kata Tjuta are homes to spirit energy from the ‘Dreaming’, and since 1995 the site is being used once again for cultural ceremonies. My influence for wanting to paint this sacred landmark.


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