Warnayaka Art Centre, N.T
Cooee Art Gallery, NSW
This is a paintings for the Nakamarra, Jakamarra, Jupurrula and Napurrula skin groups. The bush potato is a major food source and a very important Dreaming for the Warlpiri people. This paintings tells the story of two sites. Two Jagamarra men had a big fight after an arguement. This is how the two types of tucker now grow on the bush potato plant. These are Wapitali (the little potato) and Yumurpa (the big potato).
Women(U shapes) are shown digging for yam with their coolamon dishes and digging sticks. The bush potato plant is shown with its roots extending outwards. They culminate in big bush potatoes .Share