Synthetic polymer on Belgian linen
122 x 76 cm
Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, NT
Coo-ee Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Dorothy Napangardi was a Walpiri woman from Mina Mina, a highly significant sacred site in one of the most remote areas of Australia; the Tanami Desert, north west of Alice Springs, Northern Territory. Her finely painted minimal depiction's of 'Women's Dreaming on the Mina Mina' have deservedly won her critical and popular acclaim.
Regarded as one of the leading artists of the contemporary Aboriginal Art movement, she painted her father's homeland at Lake McKay. Creating her own unique language to describe these homelands, Dorothy's paintings are shaped by an interlacing network of dotted lines. These lines form both a micro and a macro study of the land; creating the homeland topography while telling a story of the ancestral tracks. These lines represent the salt encrustations around the dry clay pans etched with the tracks of the women.