Malikijarra Jukurrpa (Two Dogs Dreaming), by Murdie Nampijinpa Morris
Malikijarra Jukurrpa (Two Dogs Dreaming) by Murdie Nampijinpa Morris
Acrylic on Belgian linen, 76x30cm, 718/20ny
Unstretched canvas $573
Stretched canvas $654
Murdie is well known for her expressive painterly technique.
Two Dogs Dreaming tells the story of two dog ancestors travelling from east to west, digging holes in the ground which become rock holes and waterholes. At Tapa the two separate, the female dog, Napangardi heading south, while Jampijinpa, the male dog heads north. Eventually he becomes lonely and howls for her. She comes running to him and they marry at Ngarnka, wearing headdresses and Jampijinpa paints himself with white clay.