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Brandy Tjungurrayi Narroo 2007
Acrylic on linen
3020 x 1315mm
$31000

Brandy has painted some of his traditional country, which is far to the south of Balgo in the Great Sandy Desert. The country here is known as Narroo. This painting depicts part of the Tingari Cycle and tells the story of two Tingari men of the Tjapangati and Tjapaltjarri skin groups. Tjapangati came from the north, Tjapaltjarri came from the south, both men were carrying firesticks. The two men were painted up and had covered themselves with flowers so people wouldn't see them, they then lit the country for the first time during the Dreamtime. The resulting fire caused many people to be trapped and eventually were burnt. The lines represent high rocks where the people hid to try to avoid the fire and the squares depict the firelines caused by the fire.

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