Spirits at Tjindara rock hole

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Artist: Rubilee Rowe Nupurrula
Year: 2002
Medium: Acrylic on Belgium Linen Canvas
Size: 91cm x 62cm
Price: $650
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Description: A striking spiritual design depicting her mother’s Dreamtime story where these Spirit beings that came to earth creating the Tjindara rock hole site near Lake Mackay which straddles the WA-NT border, north-west of Kintore where these spirits with long beards dropped down these holes never to return. They can only be seen in the night time, where they appear as a form of ghostly light and look like cotton wool. Only blackfellas see them…white fellas see nothing. The background lines are sand hills and also suggest the electric atmosphere when spirits are seen. The land and country are always portrayed in an aerial perspective, the way of traditional Pintupi sand paintings. Similar images appear on a rock painting at Tjindara, estimated to be more than fifteen thousand years old. Tjindara is a men’s sacred ceremonial site.
Reference: RRN91sp