Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Dreaming) Pirlinyarnu — Dreaming story by Angelina Nampijinpa Tasman
acrylic on canvas
unstretched 122 x 46 cm
Ngapa Jukurrpa (Dreaming), by Aboriginal artist Angelina Nampijinpa Tasman. This beautiful piece depicts the Water Dreaming at Pirlinyarnu, west of Yuendumu. It tells the story of two Jangala men, rainmakers, sang the rain, unleashing a giant storm. The storm moves across the country from east to west intersecting with other Dreaming's as it travels.
Angelina has a very organic style exploring the relationship between earth, water and gravity.
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: Angelina Nampijinpa Tasman