Watia Tjuta & Irantji Dreaming

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Artist: Mitjili Napurrula
Year: 2009
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 147cm x 124cm
Price: $2250
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 & 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 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 & kangaroos. Stands of Desert Oaks form vertical patterns against the shimmering sands. Comes with photo of Mitjili holding her work plus 2 working photos. A Great Investment.
Reference: MN147