Fine Dot Art, NT, Cat No. #EN13/0418 FDA
Cooee Art, NSW
This painting depicts designs associated with the rockhole and soakage water site of Tjiturrulpa, situated in the rocky hills west of the Kintore Community.
During mythological times a group of men and women travelled east from this site toward the rockhole site of Illpilli. Along the way they gathered material for the production of various took used in everyday life. They lines in the painting depict the length of wood that are fashioned into a variety of tools including kulata (spears), wana (nulla nullas), kiritji (shield) and kali (boomerang).
Eileen Napaltjarri grew up in Haasts Bluff, before moving to Papunya and on to Kintore, and thus she has known the Papunya Tula movement from the very start. Her father Charlie Tararu Tjugurrayi was one of the founding members of Papunya Tula Artists, and her mother Tatali Nangala was also a very successful artist with the company. It was not until the end of the nineties that Eilleen began painting in earnest and it took a time before she found her true voice. What was evident from the start was an enthusiasm to experiment and explore which still remains. However, once her fields of shimmering light began to consolidate, they formed the basis for a body of work that is literally illuminating.Share