Wilkinkarra

Pauline has painted a story for some of her father's country. Pauline's father, Sunfly Tjampitjin, was a senior custodian for country south of Balgo, and the country depicted here, Kutjupa, is an important law site north of Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay) – a vast salt lake. The painting depicts a ceremony which in this area is centred around the goanna. The ceremony and body painting associated with this country is no longer practiced, having died with the Pauline's father and grandfather. The lower circles in the painting are Yululu warniri (rock holes).

Courtesy of Warlayirti Artists

Year
2013
Medium
Acrylic on linen
Measurement
1200mm x 600mm
Copyright Line
Copyright Warlayirti Artists