Edward “Eddie” Blitner | 143cm x 96cm
Not stretched or framed | Acrylic on canvas
Edward “Eddie” Blitner was born in 1964 and comes from the Southern Arnhem land of Naijarlindji on the Roper River. This is located approximately 270kms from Katherine in the Northern Territory. Eddie started painting from a very early age, learning bark painting from his grandfather. As a result, Eddie is an extremely diverse artist, painting on canvas, bark and producing wood carvings including spearheads and hunting boomerangs. The Stories in Which Eddie depicts on these various mediums is that of “Mimi Spirits' ' and “Rainbow Serpent” Dreaming. Both the ancestral Mimi Spirits and the Rainbow Serpent are central to the creation of the land, as they formed the landscape and sacred sites within it. Eddie’s works have been featured throughout Australia and the caliber of his works has been reflected in the awards he has received. In 1998 he was a selected entrant in the paramount Telstra Art Prize and also featured in the Australia Aids Magazine. Since then, Eddie’s work won first prize in the Barunga Aboriginal cultural festival. Eddie’s depiction of both the Mimi Spirits and the Rainbow serpent are very often painted in white, using fine white dots and lines to add detail to the figures. This is then perfectly contrasted with a single coloured background, usually red ochre, illustrating his Country.
Stretching & Framing
Stretching & Framing
Not stretched or framed
Stretcheing and/or framing can be organised on request once you have purchased your piece, pricing starts at around 1/3 of the artwork price (on average).
This process generally takes around 3-4 weeks.
Framing options are Tasmanian Oak, White or Black painted pine.
All stretching and framing is completed by the team at Left Bank Art Group
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