By the end of his life Charlie had probably produced a greater body of work than any previous Wanjina artist - most of which is now housed in public institutions. It was not until the mid-1970s that Wanjina art began to be produced by other artists in comparable numbers or of such high quality.
An anomaly, which Charlie introduced in the final years of his life was the inclusion of a mouth and sometimes teeth. At this period Charlie also began adding nostrils to the noses of his Wanjina paintings - transforming the organ into a somewhat serpent-like form.
Numbulmoore’s full-length figures are rarely as comfortably executed, with heads out of proportion with the often doll-like bodies and quite unlike the massive grandeur of full-length figures found in shelters and caves.
In many cases the background to Charlie’s Wanjina paintings may contain figures of spirit beings or animals including fish, tortoises, brolgas or with invertebrates - moths or butterflies - all of which have connections with water and the Wet Season - the very element controlled by the Wanjinas and the season at which the potency of the Wanjinas is most obvious.
Charlie Numbulmoore died in the later months of 1971” (ibid. p.14)
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