JIMMY PIKE was born in the Great Sandy Desert and his early life was spent as a member of a nomadic group. His family lived traditionally by hunting and gathering, moving from waterhole to waterhole according to the seasons. He started painting in 1980. Jimmy Pike attended art classes when he was emprisioned for murdering a man at Fitzroy Crossing. He became a painter but turned to lino-cut print-making.
Jimmy Pike, Larripuka Main Country, screenprint, edition of 95, image size 50 x 60 cm. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Prints. "Because people been travel through there Dreamtime, big mob, right through to Japingka they went past there. That's the story of old people. Law country and Dreamtime country."
Jimmy Pike silk scarf - 1980s - Desert Designs - Australian Aboriginal artwork