Papunya Power

15 AM 7723/11
Candy Nakamarra Kalypinypa 2010
Acrylic on canvas
1200 x 710mm

The painting depicts designs associated with Kapi Tjukurrpa (Water Dreaming) at Kalipinypa a sight northwest of Sandy Blight Junction, Western Australia.The tjukurrpa tells of an important rain making ceremony to invoke the elements. It is a powerful storm bringing on the lightning, thunderclouds and rain sending its deluge to rejuvenate the earth, filling rock holes, clay pans and creeks. It has the power to create new life and growth upon the land. The different elements of the image represent puuli (hills), tali (sandhills) and kapi (water). The arrow shapes represent the footprints of the white heron that frequents the site.

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