Pinkalarta is where Alma grew up with her mother. It is located in the Great Sandy Desert near Joanna Springs on the Anna Plains station. It is where she lost her mother and her sister. 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. Her work gives an aerial view of the landscape, showing the mayi (bush food) and the jila (living water).
Courtesy of Short Street Gallery