Synthetic polymer on Belgian linen
181 x 181 cm
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Artists: Roy Underwood, Lennard Walker, Fred Grant, Ned Grant, Ian Rictor & Simon Hogan This work depicts the Wati Kutjara (Two men) story as it passes through the artist's country and Kaleya -Emu . The Wati Kutjara is one of the most important and extensive stories from the Western Desert region and has played a major role in the formation, character and religious significance of the entire Spinifex area. Basically two snakes, a father and a son, are travelling together on initiation and ceremonial business. The father is accompanying his son as he sets out on what will be the most significant and powerful journey of his life in a tribal setting. As the two snakes pass across the country they are involved in a range of actions, processes and events that have given rise to the geographical and mythological schema present and maintained to this day. One can feel the presence of these two very powerful snakes upon the country within this paining as it depicts the rock holes at Tjillitjibii, Purr-purr, Tjintjularra, Kapi wirritjara, Newman, Kurli-marra, Inulaputija, Tjukurltjara, Kuralla, Pirulumgunya and Mutjii-mutjii.