Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Dreaming) Mikanji — Dreaming story by Lola Nampijinpa Brown
acrylic on canvas
unstretched 61 x 46 cm
Ngapa Jukurrpa (Dreaming), by Aboriginal artist Lola Nampijinpa Brown. This beautiful piece depicts the Water Dreaming at Mikanji, west of Yuendumu.
ABORIGINAL DREAMTIME STORY
In contemporary Warlpiri paintings, traditional iconography is used to represent the 'Jukurrpa' (Dreaming). Short dashes are often used to represent 'mangkurdu' (cumulus and stratocumulus clouds), and longer, flowing lines represent 'ngawarra' (flood waters). Small circles are to depict 'mulju' (soakages) and river beds.
Artist: Lola Nampijinpa Brown