Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming) - Lloyd Jampijinpa Brown
Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming) - Lloyd Jampijinpa Brown 5246/21
Acrylic on Belgian Linen, 183 x 91 cm
A vibrant interpretation of Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming).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). In this piece, Agnes has adopted a more literal and playful interpretation.