Kurtal

"This was the Tjukurrpa (Dreamtime) country for Kaningarra, a man who lived here. Kurtal, a snake/man came here to steal from Kaningarra's camp, and brought with him great dust storms and rain storms to hide his approach and getaway. Kurtal managed to steal some sacred objects from Kaningarra before running away." 

Susie has painted part of the story for her traditional country, west of Balgo, along the top of The Canning Stock Route. The circles depict the hills of the area, and embody the men and their fight. The small dot-painted areas show the tjunda (bush onion) which is abundant in the area.

Courtesy of Warlayirti Artists

 

Year
..2001
Medium
..Acrylic on linen
Measurement
..1500mm x 750mm
Copyright Line
..Copyright Warlayirti Artists