Papunya Power

25 AM 7400/10
Annette Ellis Napangardi Kapi Tjukitji 2010
Acrylic on canvas
1220 x 710mm

In this painting Annette has depicted many rock holes (circles) where water collects after the rains. The lines connecting the rock holes are the creeks or water courses. Water is an essential element in the desert and knowledge of rock hole sites is passed from generation to generation and revered by all Anangu (people). These rock holes are an important source of water particularly during the dry season. As such, the circle motif has developed as a central theme in Papunya art works.

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