We're talking again about Papunya

18 AM 5559/08
Doris Nungarrayi Bush Minyma Tjukurrpa 2007
Acrylic on Belgian linen
405 x 1220mm

This story is related to the Water Creation or Dreaming Ancestors. In this painting the circles represent important water or rock hole sites. 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, or turned into entities such as water holes, rocks or trees.

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