Pinkalarta

Alma paints Pinkalarta, the home where both she and her mother grew up. It is located in the Great Sandy Desert near Joanna Springs on the Anna Plains station. This is where she lost her mother and her sister. Alma's work gives an aerial view of the landscape, showing the mayi (bush food) and the jila (living water). Alma is a part of the Yulparija people who were forced to leave her home when the water began to dry up. She found her new home in the coastal town of Bidyadanga and, as a result, her desert imagery is expressed with the vibrant contrasts of the saltwater landscape.

Courtesy of Short Street Gallery

Year
2004
Medium
Acrylic on canvas
Measurement
1200mm x 1200mm
Copyright Line
Copyright Short Street Gallery