Sarah Napurrula White
Sarah Napurrula White est une artiste aborigène originaire du désert central d’Australie. Elle réside actuellement à Yuendumu, petite communauté d’artistes située à environ 300km an nord ouest d’Alice Springs.
Elle peint régulièrement les rêves hérités de ses ancêtres, notamment le rêve de Janmarda Jukurrpa (or Bush Onion Dreaming)les oignons du Bush.
‘Janmarda’ (bush onion [Cyperus bulbosus]) are small bulbs found in the soft soils on the banks of sandy creeks. One of the main sites for this Jukurrpa is Purrupurru near Wakurlpa, to the north of Yuendumu. The custodians of that site and story are Napaljarri/Nungarrayi women and Japaljarri/Jungarrayi men. The women were collecting and cooking ‘janmarda’ when they saw an old Jungarrayi called Warungurla who had been traveling from the west. He was hiding in the bushes, watching the women and wanting to make love to them. He had an enormous ‘ngirnti’ (penis) that was long like a hose and that entered the ground and came up near to the women. They were frightened of him and tried to hide. When they saw his ‘ngirnti’ they beat it with their ‘karlangu’ (digging sticks), killing the old Jungarrayi, who can
Art australien – peintre aborigène