Pinkalarta

Alma paints Pinkalarta, located in the Great Sandy Desert near Joanna Springs on the Anna Plains station. It is the home where both she and her mother grew up. It is where she lost her mother and her sister. This 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. As a result, Alma's desert imagery is expressed with the vibrant contrasts of the saltwater landscape.

Courtesy of Short Street Gallery

Year
2006
Medium
Acrylic on canvas
Measurement
1120mm x 1680mm
Copyright Line
Copyright Short Street Gallery