Uwalki Watiya Tjuta Dreaming

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Artist: Mitjili Napurrula
Year: 2011
Medium: Acrylic on Double primed canvas
Size: 180cm x 88.5cm
Price: $2200
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Description: Watiya Tjuta (trees) relates to men’s wooden objects. The Tjukurrpa or Dreaming of this work concerns making of spears, an important aspect of men’s business. The straightening of spears is a theme frequently painted by her brother Turkey Tolsen. Mitjili is known for the strength of patterning in the formal arrangements of her work, as in this representation of the women’s side of this Tjukurrpa, the trees that provide the wood for spear shafts & other objects. The country where the trees are found is Uwalki, Mitjili’s father’s country. Her mother, who drew images in the sand of Uwalki, taught her fathers Tjukurrpa. This country near the Kintore Ranges, west of Haast Bluff is rich in bush food, with plenty of native grass seeds for bush damper, as well as animals such as bush turkeys & kangaroos. This painting depicts the root system of the Watiya Tjuta tree. Stands of Desert Oaks form vertical patterns against the shimmering sands. This country near the Kintore Ranges, west of Haast Bluff is rich in bush food, with plenty of native grass seeds for bush damper, as well as animals such as bush turkeys and kangaroos. Stands of Desert Oaks form vertical patterns against the shimmering sands. A beautifully executed design in Green & brown tones. Comes with a collection of working photos at an affordable price
Reference: MN180gb