synthetic polymer on linen
107 x 76 cm
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Walukurlangu Artists, N.T
Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, NSW
Into the Future – Emerging Talent, March 2013, Coo-ee Art Gallery
NAIDOC Week, July 2011, Swiss Grand
EN_TRANCE, February 2009, Coo-ee Art Gallery
The subject of this work is Lappi Lappi, a rock hole near Lake Hazlett, about 90km northwest of Lake Mackay in Western Australia. Located in a sheltered basin, the rock hole at Lappi Lappi is a permanent source of water, and is surrounded by country rich in bush tucker. In the time of the Jukurrpa many mothers with young children would gather there because it was a safe place to stay.
The rock hole at Lappi Lappi is home to a Warnayarra, a rainbow serpent, that travels underground between various rock holes. One day, women were gathered at the rock hole with their children, singing and dancing. When the Warnayarra heard the sound of voices, it traveled silently towards them, under the water. When it reached the edge of the rock hole, it rose out of the water and ate them all.
The country belongs to Nampitjinpa, Jampitjinpa, Nangala and Jangala skin groups.