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Sandra Ken

Tjala Tjukurpa - Honey Ant Story - 2011

Synthetic Polymer Paint on Belgian Linen
101.0 x 152.0 cm
EST. $2,000 - $3,000

#16104


Provenance

Tjungu Palya, SA
accompanied by a certificate Cat. No. 381-11
Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, VIC
Private Collection, ACT

Exhibited

Malparara - Friends Together, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne VIC, 2011

Sandra is telling the story of the Tjala or Honey Ants which are found about a metre underground beneath Mulga trees. The Honey Ant tunnels that lead down to the ant's nests are called Nyinantu. The Honey Ant larvae are called ipilykaipilyka. Honey Ants are highly favoured food source.