Watia Tjuta & Irantji Dreaming

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Artist: Mitjili Napurrula
Year: 2014
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 122cm x 92cm
Price: $1250
Shipping: To be quoted
Description: A beautifully executed Watiya Tjuta (trees) & Irantji Dreaming design relates to men’s 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 depicted in her bold Irantji Ranges and the Mikarnta Waterholes which her husband often painted in his Tjukurrpa. Also depicted are grey clouds over the beautiful multi-colour ranges. Mitjili has highlighted her hills with intricate yellow ochre and white dots. The green/dark chocolate circles represent the abundant wildflowers after rain. This representation of the women’s side of this Tjukurrpa, the trees that provide the wood for spear shafts, boomerangs and other objects. Also depicted is the root system of the watia tree which is mainly used to make boomerangs. 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 and kangaroos. Comes with a photo of Mitjili holding her work & 5 working photos at an affordable price
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