Behind the Dendroglyph man – ABC Illawarra NSW – Australian Broadcasting Corporation

South Coast artist Warwick Keen (WOK) is renowned for his vibrant contemporary paintings, constructions and carvings.

The canvases include three dimensional works mixing acrylics, foam core, PVA glue and sawdust, as well as Aboriginal-based designs painted in both traditional and non-traditional colours.

The carvings are modern-day representations of Dendroglyphs; carved tree designs found in eastern NSW, Victoria and some parts of Queensland that were created in the past to signpost the burial places of highly regarded Aboriginal males and initiation sites.

Warwick\’s artistic calling is a reflection of his childhood, but quite opposed to the dynamic nature of his work, his past has left him with many hidden scars.

via Behind the Dendroglyph man – ABC Illawarra NSW – Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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