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MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART

Lorna Ward Napanangka

Marrapinti #623

Acrylic on canvas
182 x 244 cm
(71.7 x 96.1 in)

2010

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This painting depicts the creation events at the rockhole site of Marrapinti, west of Kiwirrkurra, Western Australia. A group of senior women camped at this site, they gathered Kampuarra (Bush Raisin) which are ground to make a kind of traditional damper. This site is also associated with nose piercing rituals for the Pintupi women.

The grid design of the painting 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.



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