Robert Fielding: Mutaka Katylpa (Car Wreck) 2016
- Medium:Screenprint and Acrylic on Linen
- Size:90 × 140 cm
- Region:APY Lands (East)
- Art Centre:Mimili Maku
The 77 kilometre road between my home in Mimili community and the neighbouring community of Indulkana is scattered with car wrecks (mutaka katalypa). I call them ‘graveyards in between’. Every car holds the stories of its owners and the passengers it once carried. I used gold to represent how certain cars in remote communities are seen as symbols of status and wealth. By combining old and new – photography and painting, rust and gold – I’m bringing back to life something long thought dead.
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