Malikijarra Jukurrpa (Two Dogs Dreaming) - Murdie Nampijinpa Morris
Malikijarra Jukurrpa (Two Dogs Dreaming), Murdie Nampijinpa Morris 426/14ny
Acrylic on Belgian Linen, 107x91 cm
Stretched canvas $3300
This canvas is currently stretched but can be destretched for postage.
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.