The following slideshow contains eleven paintings of landscapes from the bright and lush representations of ‘Collection of Flowers to the most bleak in ‘Untitled’ ‘Think about the Future’and ‘Boat of Life’.
Perhaps the most interesting are ‘East Timor‘ and ‘Habelun ho Lafaek‘ that provide interesting global and mythological perspectives on the island of East Timor. (see cultural notes on crocodile myth) Once again we find women in the landscape and just one man who could be Xanana in ‘Director Liberty’ overlooking a devastated landscape covered with bodies and guns while a young man holds up the Timorese flag. Other interesting landscape works are in the Bundoora Exhibition and Paintings on Tais.
The gallery of art below is the work of Natalino dos Reis Pires featured in the Bundoora Exhibition in May 2009. Natalino is from Suai Loro on the Timor Sea near Suai. More about Natalino.
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This work is part of a wider exhibition of artists from the Arte Moris, the free art school from Dili Arte Moris
Anata’s work reflects his interest in the traditional life of his village which is still alive and well, colonialism, and independence and their impacts on the lives of the Timorese people and his family.
Banner Drawing ( Natalino dos reis Pires 2000). Backdrop for stage for theatre and performance staged for the local and international community on the First Anniversary of the Suai Church Massacre. This drawing is featured in the short documentary The Circle of Stones.