Synthetic Polymer Paint on Belgian Linen
181 x 244 cm
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ID: 15263 LOCATION: Bondi
Cooee Gallery, NSW StoryThis painting depicts designs associated with the rockhole site of Marrapinti, to the west of the Kiwirrkura Community. A large group of senior women camped at this site and gathered kampurarrpa (bush raisins), which are ground to make a type of traditional damper. This site is also associated with nose piercing rituals for Pintupi women. The grid design literally represents a symbolic map of the Western Desert region and each section depicts ancestral activities that were part of the formation of the present day environment.