We're talking again about Papunya

12 AM 5552/08
Tilau Nangala Women's Ceremony 2007
Acrylic on Belgian linen
405 x 1220mm

This story is related to the Water Creation or Dreaming. In this painting the circles represent sacred water or rock hole sites. The background design symbolises the landscape after the rains and the earth has been replenished with new growth. The rock holes collect the water during the rains. Knowledge of where to find water was handed down from generation to generation to ensure survival in the desert. The U shapes are the women sitting around the rock holes. The Ancestors were honoured by Aboriginal people in corroborees performed at sacred sites where the spirit of the Ancestors had become part of the landscape

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