Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming) Ngarlikirlangu - Pauline Nampijinpa Singleton
Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming) - Ngarlikirlangu, Pauline Nampijinpa Singleton
Acrylic on Belgian Linen, 122x91cm
Currently unstretched $2039
This piece tells the story of 'yankirri' travelling to the rockhole at Ngarlikurlangu to find water. In the time of the Jukurrpa there was a fight between a yankirri ancestor and a Wardilyka (Australian bustard) ancestor over sharing the 'yakajirri' (bush raisin).
In contemporary Warlpiri paintings, traditional iconography is used to represent the 'Jukurrpa' (Dreaming), associated sites and other elements. Yankirri (emu) are usually represented by their 'wiriya' (footprints), arrow like shapes that show them walking around Ngarlikurlangu eating 'yakajirri' (bush raisin).