Marpa

This painting depicts some of the country of Lucy's grandparents. This country is known as Marpa, after the central rockhole shown here, and is located in the southern Great Sandy Desert. This is important women's country and, in the painting, the women are shown coming for ceremony. The dot work throughout the painting represents some of the food available at Marpa, in particular, kantilli (bush raisin). The kurkapi (desert oak) is also found here and depicted as the three solid bands of colour. The majority of the painting depicts the tali (sand dunes) which dominate the landscape of the area. The smaller horizontal shape is the wanna (digging stick) that women use for hunting.

Courtesy of Warlayirti Artists

Year
2000
Medium
Acrylic on canvas
Measurement
1800mm x 1200mm
Copyright Line
Copyright Warlayirti Artists