Pansy Napangardi

14 AM 8172/11
Pansy Napangardi Illpilli Dreaming 2008/10
Acrylic on cotton
1400 x 1795mm

This painting is of Pansy's grandfathers (Arapi Jakamara) country in Luritja country and is centred on Illipilli spring. Illpilli means tea tree and nearby to the east are the Wiyinpirri rock holes and to the north is Kampurranja, meaning the place of kumpurrapa (sweet solanum bush raisins). The white marks and the other smaller circles represent women's body paint. "My grandfather was a lover boy, always chasing women. He was similar in nature to the bellbird man of the Dreaming who constantly chased the two women."�

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