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Christine Yukenbarri Nakamarra

Winpurpurla - 2004

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
60.0 x 44.5 cm
Price Realised: $2,196.00

MP #366


Warlayirti Artists Balgo Hills, WA Cat No. 1139/04
Private Collection, ACT


accompanied by a Warlayirti Artists certificate of authenticity

Christine Yukenbarri is the daughter of Lucy Yukenbarri and Helicopter Tjungurrayi, and the niece of Patrick Tjungurrayi. In this lovely small work she has painted some of her mother's country south of Balgo, in the Great Sandy Desert. The country is called Winpurpurla after the soakwater depicted in the centre of this work. This soakwater is what the local tribe refers to as 'living water' as it is a permanent water source. Women often travel to Winpurpurla to collect a variety of seeds including lukarrari (which is ground to make damper) and kumpupatja, the wild bush tomato. The lines arcing through this painting represent the sandhills which dominate this country.