Fire Dreaming

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Artist: Jean Hudson Nampijinpa
Year: 2009
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 119cm x 87.5cm
Price: $875
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Description: The fire dreaming story is depicted west of Yuendumu, where the blue-tongue lizard man Tjampitjinpa set the bush alight with his flashing tongue, and sent the flames after his two Jungala sons. They had killed and eaten a sacred kangaroo, in direct violation of the law, so had to be punished. The two ā€˜Uā€™ shapes are the sons fleeing from the flames, as they head south. The blue tongue can be seen in his bush shelter at the top of the work, with his fire stick in front of him. The brothers fled as far south as Ernabella in South Australia, then turned north for home as the flames still pursued them. As they neared their home the flames consumed them. The tracks of an emu are also shown, where a major emu dreaming crosses the fire dreaming track. A beautifully executed Traditional design depicting her country of Warlukurlongu.
Reference: JHN119fire