'Dot to Dot'

8 AM 7016/10
Yinarupa Nangala Ngaminya 2010
Acrylic on linen
900 x 300mm

This painting depicts designs associated with the rock-hole site of Mukula, east of Jupiter Well in Western Australia. During ancestral times a large group of women came from the west and stopped at this site to perform the ceremonies associated with the area. The women, represented as U shapes, later continued their travels towards the east, passing through Ngaminya, Kiwirrkurra and Wirrulnga on their way to Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay). As the women travelled they gathered a variety of bush foods including kampurarrpa berries (desert raisins) from the small shrub Solanum Centrale, and pura (bush tomato) from the plant solanum chippendalei. The shapes in the painting represent the features of the country through which they travelled, as well as the bush foods they gathered.

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