Jessie Bujava (Kipora) Papua New Guinea, Omie, b. 1970

essie’s father is the Assistant Paramount Chief of Ömie men, Albert Sirimi (Nanati) and hermother was Agnes Sirimi, both Sahuoté clanspeople from Gorabuna village. Jessie was taughtto paint traditional Sahuoté clan designs by both her mother Agnes and her grandmother.Along with Ömie artists Lillias Bujava (Kausara) and Felicity Bujava, Jessie is part of a new andexciting school of Sahuoté clan painters whose designs are characterized by an excess oforriseegé or ‘pathways’. Orriseegé is most often used to provide a compositional framework forÖmie painting designs and it reaches its extreme limit in Jessie’s works where her traditionalsymbolic designs conform to a tight, yet organic, geometric format. She often paints siha’e,the design of the fruit of the tree and visuanö’e, the design of the teeth of the mountain fish.