Past & Present
Ratoos Haoapa Gary hails from the Elema people of Gulf Province. He studied in Australia around 15 years ago, immersing himself in the contemporary art movement. Over many years he has developed a style which is unique to the master dot painter of PNG.
The piece creates something from the past using recycled rubbish to create something in the present, creating something beautiful which is art. The painting was created to represent land and the environment