‘Patjantja’ painting


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This work is about two snakes and two men who travelled north to Karrkurinkitja. As the party travelled, some strangers came up behind them and the snakes fled. Then Kurningka (boss of the Tingari men) went looking. The clouds were coming towards them. The snakes were travelling fast and the water was rising, and the lady snake went in the ant’s hole but the other snake was let outside. Kurningka was saying, ‘water is coming closer’ but the other snake was too big for the hole. The Kurningka cut the snake and a lot of fat came out. The free brush strokes and loose lines evident in this canvas dance around each other displaying the distinctive and compelling liveliness of his work.

Artwork and artist story courtesy of Tjarlirli Arts.

Acrylic on Canvas.

76.2cm x 101.5cm

Tjarlirli Art of Tjukurla in the Ngannyatjarra lands of Western Australia and Kaltukatjara in the Northern Territory.

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Bob Gibson

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