Uwalki: Watiya Tjuta and Irantji Dreaming

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Artist: Mitjili Napurrula
Year: 2010
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 134cm x 58cm
Price: $850.00
Shipping: To be quoted
Description: Watiya Tjuta relates to mens wooden objects. The Tjukurrpa or Dreaming of this work concerns making of spears, an important aspect of mens 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, boomerangs and 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, her fathers Tjukurrpa. The top and central section of the painting represents the Irantji Ranges to Mikarnta Waterholes which her husband often painted in his 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 and kangaroos. Stands of Desert Oaks form vertical patterns against the shimmering sands. Comes with 9 working photos. A great sale price.
Reference: MN134