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Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Dreaming) – Puyurru by Felicity Nampijinpa Robertson, a Warlukurlangu Artist who lives in Central Australia.
This story belongs to Jangala men and Nangala women. The site depicted in this painting is Puyurru, west of Yuendumu. In the usually dry creek beds are water soakages or naturally occurring wells. Two Jangala men, rainmakers, sang the rain, unleashing a giant storm. In contemporary Warlpiri paintings traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, associated sites and other elements. In many paintings of this Jukurrpa curved and straight lines represent the ‘ngawarra’ (flood waters) running through the landscape. Motifs frequently used to depict this story include small circles representing ‘mulju’ (water soakages) and short bars depicting ‘mangkurdu’ (cumulus & stratocumulus clouds).
Royalties from this product directly benefit the artist and their community.