Helicopter has painted some of his country, south of Balgo, in the Great Sandy Desert. This country is named Wangkartu after the tjurrnu (soakwater) featured in the centre of the painting. Wangkartu is an inta (living water) so always contains drinking water. The dotting surrounding the inta represents bush tucker that can be found in this area. The parallel lines in the painting represent the tali (sandhills) that dominate the country.

This is the country where Helicopter was born.

Courtesy of Warlayirti Artists

..Acrylic on linen
..1800mm x 1500mm
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..Copyright Warlayirti Artists