Berribob is a Kunwinjku artist - his country is in the Northern Territory of Australia. He paints with "grass", which is the stem of a freshwater reed that has many fibres inside. These are made to the thickness required for his Skin group. The thickness and the lines and the way they are applied are very important - besided Skin, they tell the Clan and country of the artist.
Only the four ochre colours are used; yellow for the sun, red for the blood of mother earth - she bleeds for you when you are born and when you die. White is used for body designs in ceremony. Black has secret meanings but is also the charcoal rubbed into cuts to create cicatrice (raised scars) for tribal markings.
some of berribob's work
Here are examples of Berribob's artwork. Click on the images for more information and how to purchase.