Fire Dreaming Warlukurlongu

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Artist: Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa
Year: 2009
Medium: Acrylic on Belgium Linen Canvas
Size: 181cm x 140cm
Price: $3500
Shipping: To be quoted
Description: Maureen’s powerful painting with soul is of Warlukurlongu, the fire dreaming story west of Yuendumu, where the blue-tongue lizard man set the bush alight with his flashing tongue, and sent the flames after his two sons. They had killed and eaten a sacred kangaroo, in direct violation of the law, so had to be punished. The two ‘U’ 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 fire disturbs an emu which runs to 20 mile creek; its tracks are illustrated on the margins. This part of the story is secret women’s business. A Rare beautifully executed Investment artwork at a great sale price. Comes with a photo of Maureen holding her work.
Reference: MHN181fd