Language Group: Alyawarre
Country: Irrweltye , Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen
Subjects: Caterpillar Dreaming
Tommy was born in 1948 at McDonald Down Station, Utopia, son of Jacob Jones and Dolly Kemarre. Tommy comes from a tradition of family painters, with his brothers Lenny, John and Freddie, and his sister Lily Sandover also being artists.
The main story painted by Tommy, from his father's country, is Caterpillar Dreaming. He describes it as 'black, green and grey. Looks like witchetty grub'.
Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs
Private in Australia, USA and Europe
|2002||Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville, TN; 'The Cove Gallery' Portland, OR; Urban Wine Works, Portland, OR; Mary's Woods, Portland, OR|
|2003||Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: New City Merchants, Knoxville, Tennessee; 'The Cove Gallery' Portland, Oregon; Contemporary Aboriginal Art Event, Umpqua Bank, Portland, Oregon; Mary's Woods, Portland Oregon; Art From The Dreamtime, Portland Art Museum, Portland Oregon|
|2004||Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: Knoxville and Nashville|
|2004||The Utopia Men, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs|
The colours of the caterpillar are black, green and grey. It looks similar to the witchetty grub.
The concentric circles are the sites of the caterpillar and the connecting parallel lines are the caterpillar tracks. The background pattern of Tommy's painting depicts his country.