George Ward Tjungurrayi
Medium: Acrylic on Belgium Linen
Size: 150cm x 120cm
Description: This Traditional painting with great movement depicts designs associated with soakage water site Kulkuta, situated amongst sand hills south west of Tjukula.
"This painting depicts designs associated with Kaakuratintja (Lake McDonald). In mythological times a large group of Tingari Men travelled to this site from Kulkuta, s-w of the Tjukurla Community. The roundels represent rock holes while the parallel lines are the surrounding sand hills. The Kuningka (Western Quoll) Dreaming also travelled this same route. Since events associated with the Tingari Cycle are of a secret nature no further detail was given ....."
The landscape was affected by the journey paths of the Tingari ancestors. Sacred sites are located along these journey lines which hold cultural significance as told by generations of tribal elders. Initiations take place in specific areas of the region as young boys enter manhood.
In Mythological times a large group of Tingari men travelled to this site to Kaakuratintja performing initiation ceremonies & instructing their younger men
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