Acrylique sur toile
56 x 71 cm
Ces symboles représentent une carte de la région Ouest du désert et chaque section décrit des activités ancestrales ou des régions précises de ce désert tels les dunes de sable, les lieux de cérémonies etc.
Peinture d’Australie – Art Aborigène
This painting depicts the creation events at the rock hole site of Marrapinti west of Kiwirkura. A group of senior women camped at this site, they gathered kampurarrpa – bush raisin, which are ground to make a type of traditional damper. This site is also associated with nos piercing rituals for the Pintupi women. The block like design literraly represents a symbolic map of the Western Desert region and each section depicts ancestral activities that were part of the formation of the present day environment including Tali Tali (sand hills) dans Kapi (clay pans) shown by the circle.
Dreamings: Maureen has been painting for a few years and has been highly influenced by her strong traditional painting lineage. Maureen is depicting women’s ceremonial sites of Marrapinti and Lake Mackay south west of Kiwirrkura. The ceremony which takes place here involves sharpening a piece of animal bone and using it to pierce the septum of the nose. Other information on these women’s ceremonies is privy only to the initiated.