Papunya Power

8 AM 7716/11
Willy Nakanbala Tjungarrayi Marapulpa Tjukurrpa (Funnel Web Spider Dreaming) 2010
Acrylic on canvas
1220 x 910mm

The spider created tunnels “roads” through which the ancestral wallabies travelled under the ground from a place called Yarrungkanyi (Northwest of Yuendumu) towards the west. The wallabies merged at Tjunyinpa(west of Kintore) and there spread across the surrounding country. The circles represent the spiders’ holes that the spiders made in the ground of that place.

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