Janganpa Jukurrpa (Brushtailed Possum Dreaming) by Steven Jupururrla Nelson 6186/19
Janganpa Jukurrpa (Brushtailed Possum Dreaming) by Steven Jupurrurla Nelson 6186/19
Acrylic on Belgian linen, 152x122cm
Janganpa is the ancestral brushtailed possum who travels over Warlpiri country and nests in hollow trees. The story comes from a big hill called Mawurrji, west of Yuendumu.
In Warlpiri paintings traditional iconography is used to represent Janganpa tracks as an 'E' shape and concentric circles represent the hollow trees.
Steven has developed his own characteristic style in the depiction of the Jukurrpa, he is not using traditional iconography, his abstract representation of his dreaming is an exploration of the relationship of colour and form to depict the landscape and the story associated to his Jukurrpa.
This significant canvas is currently stretched but can be destretched for postage.