Helicopter has painted some of his country, south of Balgo, in the Great Sandy Desert. This country is named Wangkartu after the life-giving tjurrnu (soakwater). Wangkartu is an inta (living water) so always contains drinking water. The numerous parallel lines in the painting represent the tali (sandhills) that dominate the country. This is the country where Helicopter was born, it is well known, respected and cherished.
Courtesy of Warlayirti Artists