Lot 4

Sarah Leo Napurrula (1971 - )
Acrylic on canvas - 30 x 30 cm
Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Dreaming) - Puyurru Warlpiri- Yuendumu
Group - Central

Desert Origin : Yuendumu

Art Center The site represented in this painting is Puyurru, west of Yuendumu. The generally dry creek beds are "mulju" (water wells) or natural wells. The "kirda" (owners) of this site are the Nangala / Nampijinpa women and the Jangala / Jampijinpa men. Two Jangala men, rainmakers, sang the rain, unleashing a giant storm. The storm crossed the country from east to west, passing through a 'pamapardu Jukurrpa' (Dream of Flying Ants or Termites) from Warntungurru to Warlura, a water point 12 km east of Yuendumu. During the journey of this Water Dream many events take place that result in sacred sites.