Patricia began painting in 2005 alongside her grandfather the late Jimmy Baker and her mother Kay Baker. Her dreamings or Tjukurrpa, depict the stories related to Kayala or Emu Dreaming.
Many of the caves and sacred rock holes in the region remain as important ceremony sites for the people that still live a semi traditional life in their homelands. Patriciaa’s ability to produce traditional designs associated with creation stories demonstrates her commitment to learning and preserving these important elements of aboriginal culture.
Patricia’s paintings are intuitive and instinctual; they show the landscape, flora and fauna.
This painting depicts the ceremony sites associated with the artists country. These locations are an important source of freshwater for the people of the APY Lands. The celebration of these sites is in recognition of ancestral activities referred to as “tjukurrpa”. The series of concentric circles represent significant locations used for ceremony sites. The overlay patterns of the painting represent the physical features of the landscape. This includes the sand-hill country (tali) and the rocky outcrops (puli) creek beds and soaks as well as bush tucker that is hunted and collected whilst moving from one water source to the next.