Aboriginal Arts Australia P/L
Keith Kaapa Tjangala, was the son of Kaapa Mbitjana Tjampitjinpa one of the three founders of the Western Desert art movement. He was also the nephew of early desert painter Dinny Nolan.
According to Dick Kimber, Keith was remarkably like his late father (in physical build and appearance, bright intellect, and friendly willingness to help) as he first knew him in the early 1970s, . Anmatyerre and Warlpiri were his first languages, and through living experiences he was also competent in English, Arrernte, Luritja, and Pitjantjatjarra.
In this ceremonial painting he depicts a sacred site and the feathered string bands that are used in the ceremony. Other elements are of a secret nature and not revealed by the artist at the time he created the work.