"Long time ago a lawman he come up to this country, he went home and left his wife and baby. They made a fire and sat down, cooked mayi [bush food] and then she started to cry for her husband. Her tears made that soak. It is important country this one."

Martakulu is a soak out near Punmu near the Canning Stock Route in the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia. It is strong woman's country. It is part of the women's law line. 

Courtesy of Short Street Gallery

..Acrylic on canvas
..1040mm x 940mm
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..Copyright Short Street Gallery