Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Dreaming) – Puyurru by Letisha Napanangka Marshall
Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Dreaming) – Puyurru by Letisha Napanangka Marshall.
The site depicted in this painting is Puyurru, west of Yuendumu (NT). In the usually dry creek beds are mulju (soakages), or naturally occurring wells. The kirda (owners) for this site are Nangala/Nampijinpa women and Jangala/Jampijinpa men. Two Jangala men, rainmakers, sang the rain, unleashing a giant storm. The storm travelled across the country from the east to the west, initially travelling with a pamapardu Jukurrpa (termite Dreaming) from Warntungurru to Warlura, a waterhole around 13 kilometres (8 miles) east of Yuendumu. At Warlura, a gecko called Yumariyumari blew the storm on to Lapurrukurra and Wilpiri. Bolts of lightning shot out at Wirnpa (also called Mardinymardinypa) and at Kanaralji. At this point the Dreaming track also includes the kurdukurdu mangkurdu Jukurrpa (children of the clouds Dreaming). The water Dreaming built hills at Ngamangama using baby clouds and also stuck long pointy clouds into the ground at Jukajuka, where they can still be seen today as rock formations.
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Dimensions: 300 x 300 mm prestretched
Material: Acrylic on canvas
Painted in Central Australia
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