|Date of Birth:||10/12/1977|
|Mother's Country:||Imalu Point, Melville Island|
|Father's Country:||Munupi, Melville Island|
“At school art was my favorite subject”. Josephine Burak is the daughter of respected custodian of traditional medical knowledge, Lydia Burak. Having gained her mothers’ carving skills Josephine Burak often prepares her own pwoja (comb, painting tool) to shape it to her exact needs. Josephine Buraks’ subject will often be the significant Kulama Ceremony, though her designs are also wonderfully reminiscent of astronomic star charts.
In this work the artist has depicted a quirky old Tiwi story about a man hunting in the shallows, whose leg is completely severed by the beak of a sawfish...