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54 AM 16024/18
Otto Jungarrayi Sims Wangarlakurlu Jukurrpa (Crow Dreaming) 2018
Acrylic on Belgian linen
610 x 460mm

Wangarlakurlu Jukurrpa (Crow Dreaming) This painting depicts the Jukurrpa story of the 'wangarla' (crow [Corvus bennetti] [Corvus orru]). The 'wirliya' (tracks) of the 'wangarla' surround the 'kurrkara' (desert oak [Allocasuarina decaisneana]). The 'wangarla' landed on one of these trees and sat there all alone and hungry. This is the country of Wangarlinjiri, the place where all the crows flocked together and this Jukurrpa is the responsibility of members of the Japaljarri/Napaljarri subsection.

In the paintings of this Dreaming, the 'Kurrkara' are usually shown as circles within circles and the cross like shapes depict the 'wangarla' tracks.

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