Elizabeth Holland

Minyma Kutjangu – Zebra Finch Women (WAPCS017-12)


Acrylic on canvas, 96x86cm

Minyma Kutjangu, the Zebra Finch Women are near Wanarn, sitting down together in the landscape. As they are resting Wati Niri Niri or Beetle Man sneaks into camp and begins eating the bark of the trees, making a buzzing humming sound. The angular motifs running down the centre of the painting represents the marks left by the Niri Niri beetle as it ate the bark of the trees. The resting Zebra Finch women are brightly striped circles.

Dimensions 96 × 86 cm