Artist : HELICOPTER (Joey Tjungurrayi)
Title : Nyinmi Ngurra
Size/Medium : 1790 x 800mm: acrylic on linen Painting
Helicopter has depicted his traditional country, located far to the south west of Balgo, in the Great Sandy Desert. This country is near Nynmi. The names of the soakwaters (the circles in the central line) are; pirlilimalu, yirrawirli and tjarru. These are inta (living water) places, which were the life source for Helicopter when he was a young man travelling and hunting across the land with his family.
The many parallel lines in the painting represent the tali (sand dunes) which dominate the landscape of the area.