Acrylic on canvas. (Stretched).
Image size approx: 91x122cm.
Freda has painted an abstract expression of her ‘ngura’ or country Malara, south of Uluru. All land was created by, and still holds the essence of, the Creation Ancestors.
In their journeys across the country they formed the ‘dreaming tracks’ followed by countless generations of Anangu since. They created, not only landforms, but customs to be passed on and maintained over subsequent generations. The sites are linked through”Inma “or ceremony – the singing, dancing and body painting which reveals the laws of nature and provides a blue print for life and a guiding map of country.
Malara holds important Law stories of ‘Wanampi ‘or Water Serpents, powerful creatures that inhabit and guard over waterholes. These ancestors re always treated with special reverence and respect for their powers and waterholes are never approached lightly.
From Malara many different snakes set across the lands as far as Uluru in a ‘warmala ‘or war party before returning to become ‘wanampi’ in the waterhole there.” Ref: Maruku Arts ‘Certificate of Authenticity’ provided with purchase of this work.