Freddie Purla was born in 1968 in Darwin. The son of talented artist Barbara Weir, and grandson of the late Minnie Pwerle, Freddie Purla began painting in 1989 at Alice Springs. He was also the adopted nephew of the famous Emily Kame Kngwarreye. His work has sold to many collections in Germany, Amsterdam, Paris, Switzerland and New York. Learn more about Freddy Purla here.
This piece was painted in 2008 and is 159cm x 60cm in size.
Freddie Purla has vivid childhood memories of the strange looking creature, the scorpion. ‘Scorpion Dreaming’ was passed down to Freddie by his grandmother’s family. As the scorpion’s sting is very painful, the scorpion is left undisturbed and respected at all times. It is rarely seen during the day and only the desert sands display signs of the scorpion’s tracks. Learn more here.
All the artwork provided is done on with highest quality linen canvas, acrylic paints, oils and brushes ensuring the longevity of each piece of work.