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Jimmy Baker

Kanpiku Tjukurpa - 2008

Synthetic Polymer Paint on Belgian Linen
60.0 x 90.0 cm
EST. $2,000 - $4,000

#16110


Provenance

Maruku Arts, NT - Original Certificate Cat. No. EX224
Private Collection, ACT

 

"Nyangatja ngayuku ngura Kanpinya. Wati ngaringu Kanpila tjiraratjura." This is my country kanpi. A man lay down there with his legs outstretched. - Jimmy Baker

 

Jimmy's Tjukurpa related to Kanpi is to do with the Kalaya or Emu People as well as Wanampi or Water Serpent. Jimmy paints their camp sites and travelling tracks and talks about the food they drink, but doesn't elaborate on their Creation Law.

Coded in Jimmy's Creation or Law stories is the information needed to hunt and survive and his paintings are a celebration of the stretch of his culture.