Wirnpa

"I went for a trip back to my grandmother’s and my family’s country to Wirnpa. It took us three days to camp before we all got there, driving over all the high sandhills and through the spinifex and scrubs. Early that morning we got up from sleep, the old men and old women said to us younger ones, 'Walk over this sandhill then you will see Wirnpa country.' It was like paradise to me because l'd never see the Warla (salt lake), it was so different from all the other trips that l’d been to. We drove along the salt lake side of the sandhill and then them older people told us to break up a small tree so we could visit the main waterhole Wirnpa. Rainmaking snake there. I broke down and cried with joy because l’ve painted this country for a long time. My family had told me lots of stories how they had family and had been hunting for food."

Courtesy of Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency

Year
..2010
Medium
..Acrylic on Canvas
Measurement
..600mm x 1200mm
Copyright Line
..Copyright Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency