Acrylic on canvas. (Stretched).
Image size approx: 89x119cm.
This is ‘ngura talitja’ or sand dune country. Series of curving lines are wind rippled sand dunes, sometimes intercut by the tracks of a ‘Tjukuritja’; The burrowings of animals; or the dry bed of a desert creek.
By their very nature, landforms mark sites related to the Creation Ancestors’ journeys across the country; the ‘dreaming track’ followed by countless generations of Anangu.. They created landforms and 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.” Ref: Maruku Arts ‘Certificate of Authenticity’ provided with purchase of this work.