Patrick Mung Mung, the son for renowned Warmun teacher and elder George Mung Mung, creates works influenced in their composition and use of traditional ochres by the previous generation of Warmun artists, including Rover Thomas and Paddy Jaminji.
Born at Spring Creek (Yunurri), Patrick worked as a stockman at Texas Downs Station and the nearby stations in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia for many years. When his father died in 1991, Patrick took on his father’s role as the senior artist, responsible for the Law and culture of his extended family. Patrick was instrumental in the establishment of the Warmun Art centre during the late 1990s.
In this work, Patrick has painted Yunurri, across the other side of the Old River from Texas Downs Station. This is yawal yawal country (black soil country), which becomes very boggy when wet. There is a spring and many big black rocks, referred to in the Gidja language as Jewidirrin.