Synthetic polymer on Belgian linen
61 x 55 cm
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#2491 LOCATION: Paddington
Papunya Tula Artists, N.T
Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, NSW
NAIDOC Week, July 2011, Swiss Grand
Black & White, December 2008, NG Art Gallery
Maunsell Wicks August 2008, August 2008, Maunsell Wickes
Desert Art-Unstretched, January 2006, Woodworks Gallery Bungendore
This paintings depicts the claypan of Watanuma, north west of the Kintore community.
A group of women represented by U shapes, camped at this site before travelling to the rockhole site of Malparingya and continuing east to Pinari. The roundels are rockholes.
While at Watanuma the women gathered the seeds known as mungilypa or samphire from the small fleshy sub-shrub Tecticornia verrucosa. These seeds are ground into a paste which is cooked in the coals to form a type of unleavened bread. They are depicted in this work by the small circles.