Artist : STEPHANIE YUKENBARRI
Title : Winpurpurla
Size/Medium : 457 x 305mm: acrylic on canvas Painting
Stephanie has painted some of her grandmother’s country south of Balgo in the Great Sandy Desert. This country here is named Winpurpurla after the tjurrnu (soakwater). The tjurrnu is depicted here by the black circle in the centre of the painting. Winpurpurla is an inta, or ‘living water’ place, so it always has good water. Women travel to Winpurpurla to collect a variety of seeds including lukarrari; which is ground to make damper, as well as kumpupatja (bush tomato) and karnti (bush potato). Stephanie has depicted the country alive with wildflowers as represented by the smaller dots.