Marpa

This painting depicts some of the country of Lucy's grandparents. The country is known as Marpa, after the central rockhole shown, and is located in the southern Great Sandy Desert. Marpa is important women's country, and the women are shown throughout the painting, coming here for ceremony. The dot work throughout the painting represents some of the food available at Marpa, in particular, kantilli (bush raisin). The desert oak (kurkapi) 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.

Courtesy of Warlayirti Artists

Year
..2001
Medium
..Acrylic on linen
Measurement
..1800mm x 1200mm
Copyright Line
..Copyright Warlayirti Artists