Pink 2007

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Betsy Napangardi Lewis Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming) 2005
Acrylic on linen
1830 x 1220mm
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The country associated with this painting is Mina Mina, a place far west of Yuendumu, significant to Napangardi and Napanangka women who are the custodians of the Dreaming that created the area. The Dreaming describes the journey of a group of women of all ages who travelled east gathering food, collecting Ngalyipi (Tinospora smilacina or snake vine) and performing ceremonies as they travelled. The women began their journey at Mina Mina where karlangu (digging sticks) emerged from the ground. Taking these implements the women travelled east creating Janyinki and other sites. Their journey took them eventually beyond Warlpiri country. This painting depicts 2 desert oak trees that are today representative of the digging sticks that originally emerged from the ground. This painting featured as the signature piece for Art Mob's July 2007

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