Madjalindy Valley – Monngballin 2003
Natural ochres and pigments on canvas
80 x 60 cm
Signed on reverse
Area: Kununurra, Western Australia
Waringarri Arts, 699803
$1,850Mignonette paints her traditional country - the rivers and billabongs, coastal areas, the hills, rocky ridges, roads and other land marks as well as sites significant to women's business which belongs to her dreaming for country at Majalindy and empowers her as a healer. She also paints country around Kununurra and Wyndham associated with her husband's country - Carlton Hill Station area. Mignonette has only recently begun painting seriously. Her paintings have attracted much attention with their powerfull balanced compositions, a vibrant immediacy and an expansive palette despite working strictly with ochre pigments. Intimate stories and memories of country link these images to her extensive knowledge.
(Waringarri Aboriginal Arts 2008)