Axe

Production date
2018
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Decorative painted axe with grey painted wooden handle overlaid with red, yellow, white and black dot patterns. The axe handle grip is bound with painted tan string overlaid with white and black dot patterns. The river stone axe head is painted in brown and overlaid with white dot patterns. The axe head is bound with tan painted string.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander axe
Measurements
L480 x W120 x D30mm
Media/Materials description
Wood, Acrylic Paint, String, Adhesive
Signature/Marks
AJW
History and use
This axe is one of a group of objects acquired from Aboriginal/South Sea Islander Artist, Mr Aubrey Jack (John) Wimbus.
Through his artworks, Wimbus pays homage to his childhood and connection to land. He reflects and references his cultural knowledge passed down to him by his grandfather Jack Wimbus, a Bunda man. His collecting knowledge and inclusion of natural materials in his art making processes, including rocks and timbers collected from river areas, draws heavily on passed down cultural knowledge. Created in 2018, this axe reflects the artist’s Aboriginal and South Sea Islander heritage through his use of vibrant colourways and dot patterns.
Registration number
QE26910

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