acrylic on canvas
180 x 135 cm
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Carlene and Fred painting as husband and wife have meticulously depicted and joined together the two extended areas of country for which they are both responsible. The painting is centred on Tjawarr as this important place is related to both of their respective areas. Being a Man and a Woman working on the same canvas elaboration of details behind or beyond the rockholes shown causes some difficulty. Spinifex people are very used to maintaining a clear separation between what can and cannot be discussed openly. Gender is one of the primary distinctions within which such separations are made and maintained. Thus in a painting such as this, Carlene and Fred will fully name each and every rockhole shown and mention public details such as the Kalaya (Emu) being cooked at Punyu, or the Karnka (Crow) sitting at Kuralla. In doing so the onus falls to the viewer to understand, respect and if necessary maintain the silence about the details of places shown.