Papunya Tula Artists, NT Cat No. #RI830708
Private Collection, NSW
Certificate of authenticity included.
This painting is a depiction of the mythologies associated with the site of Nyinga, in the Ehrenberge Range (west of Alice Springs). The two U-shapes show the artist and his father as they hunted in the region. Nyinga is a site associated with ice and the mythologies of the Iceman. Part of the mythology of the area tell of two men, a tall uncle and his short nephew who had come from the west/ The two men climbed to the top pf a conical hill and looked to the south and east from signs of the presence of kangaroos or emus. However, the uncle tricked his nephew and did not tell him of the meant he had previously stored at the bottom of the hill. The two men were metamorphosed into stone at the top of the hill and can be seen to this day as two pillar like rocks looking to the south.Share