Papunya Tula Artists, NT Cat No. CT0505085
Private Collection, SA
Cooee Art, NSW
Accompanied by a Papunya Tula Certificate
This painting depicts designs associated with the site of Wakanupantja, south of Jupiter Well. In mythological times a large group of Tingari Men came from behind a hill at this site and saw two snakes. The men continued their travels leaving the snakes behind. The two soakage waters at the site are said to be formed by the two snakes who were one male and the other female.
Since events associated with the Tingari Cycle are of a secret nature no further detail was given.
Generally, the Tingari are a group of mythical characters of the Dreaming who travelled over vast stretches of the country, performing rituals and creating and shaping particular sites. The TIngari Men were usually follwwed by Tingari Women and accompanied by novices and their travels and adventures are enshrined in a number of song cycles. These mythologies form part of the teachings of the post initiatory youths today as well as providing explanations for contemporary customs.