synthetic polymer paint on canvas board
23 x 30 cm
Provenance Warlukurlangu Artists, NT Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, NSW
Exhibited Songlines Coo-ee Christmas 2012, Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, NSW Sydney December 2012
Story The Miinypa Jukurrpa (native fuchsia Eromophila spp.) Dreaming) is about a Jungarrayi man called Lintipilinti who lived at Ngarlu, which means 'red rock', a country to the east of Yuendumu. Lintipilint fell in love with a Napangardi women a forbidden relationship under Warlpiri law, as the women was his classificatory mother-in-law. Lintipilinti fell in love with the Napangardi women when he saw the large hole in the ground she make when she urinated. Lintipilinti was aroused by this. He began to wonder how he could woo the Napangardi. He went to Ngarlu and made hair string fro her, singing as he worked. The Napangardi women could not sleep and began to feel sick. She realized that someone was singing Yilinji (love songs) for her. A little bird visited the Napangardi women every day. The little bird was taking the Jungarrayi's love songs pulled the Napangardi women to Lintipilinti. When the two met again they made love by they turned to stone, as their relationship was taboo according to Warlpiri religious law. The two can still be seen, as two rock's at Ngarlu today. During the course of these events the women from Hgarlu who gossiped about the wrong skin love union turned who 'miinypa'. These plants are also called 'yanyirlingi'. They have small red flowers with honey inside them which are delicious to eat, tasting like ice-cream. Ngarlu is a sacred place where 'minypa' are still commonly found today. Purchase Details This work, as part of Coo-ee's Christmas show, Songlines: Coo-ee Christmas is available for sale from 3pm the 24th November at the exhibition opening and not before. So first in, best dressed! If you are unable to make the exhibition opening, simply register your interest via email email@example.com or call +61 2 9300 9200. Please send through a 'wish list' of works in preference order and specify how many works in total you want. We will endeavour to get you the works of your choosing but are unable to guarantee this. This exhibition is designed to be a bit of fun for Christmas so I hope you enjoy it. The works will sell out quickly so be sure to get in first.