BANDARA MUNDU BINDANA – From Heaven Above (60cm x 90cm)


This painting represents how the earth and superior elements above coexist and work in harmony together. The underneath layer form body paint markings that represent man and all earthly creation. The line work over the top represent the above elements such as rain, the moon, sun and stars. However, the artist talks of the foremost “heavenly” element as being the creator’s spirit, the force that is responsible for this phenomena. These elements above work in harmony with our earth to nourish and sustain the earth making it possible for us to enjoy life.

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Artist: Ethan-james Kotiau

Ethan-james Kotiau is a member of the Gunggarri people from central Queensland and ties to the Iningai people. Ethan grew up on Iningai country in the Longreach area surrounded by his culture. His paintings are contemporary in style but, by using traditional elements (sometimes dots, sometimes lines) he attempts to evoke the ancient, mysterious history of the land with all its stories.

Ethan’s journey into the aboriginal art world began after he visited an exhibition in a Brisbane art gallery and was immediately inspired by renowned indigenous artist Ningura Napurrula Gibson’s paintings. Delving into aboriginal art pieces such as Ningura’s, the artist says, “he was reminded of his grandmother’s stories”. His artwork encapsulates everything about Iningai country, its history, its beauty, his own personal stories, the deep underlying spirituality, and so on. Ethan builds upon four fundamental principles that guide each of his paintings. “I believe it is important that my paintings are Beautiful, Simple, Tell a Story and add to my culture. That’s my personal belief and goal when I start a painting.”

Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 60 × 90 cm

Acrylic on linen






En Verso


Certificate provided upon purchase


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