synthetic polymer paint on canvas
30 x 30 cm
The site depicted in this painting is Pirlinyarnu (Mt. Farewell), about 165 km west of Yuendumu in the Northern Territory. Two Jangala men, rainmakers, sang the rain, unleashing a giant storm that collided with another storm from Wapurtali. The two storms travelled across the country, from Karlipinpa near Kintore. A Kirrkarlanji (brown falcon [Falco berigora]) carried the storm further west until it dropped the storm at Pirlinyarnu, forming an enormous Maliri (lake). A â€œmuljuâ€ (soakage) exists in this place today. At Puyurru the bird dug up a ï¿½warnayarraâ€Ÿ (rainbow serpent). The serpent carried water with it to create another large lake. Whenever it rains today hundreds of ï¿½ngapangarlpaâ€Ÿ (bush ducks) still flock to Pirlinyarnu.The ï¿½kirdaâ€Ÿ (custodians) for this Jukurrpa are Jangala/Jampijinpa men and Nangala/ Nampijinpa women.