2010 Revisited

15 AM 7539/10
Betsy Napangardi Lewis Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming) 2006
Acrylic on Belgian linen
910 x 460mm

Euan's Choice - returned unsold from some other gallery to her community art centre recently! Snapped up by Euan as one of his favourite artists. She passed away in Feb 2008. A bolder artist than Judy Napangardi Watson with amazing choice of colour combinations.

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 shows the karlangu.

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