Carlene Thompson's - Kalaya ngura

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Carlene Thompson's - Kalaya ngura

Emu Country. This painting depicts Carlene's family's country, near Kanypi in the Western APY Lands. It is the country of the emu, meaning the emu (kalaya) is the ancestral being who formed that part of the country. That Kalaya travelled from Kanpi to Watarru. It is very typical for the Kalaya to have many children, like Carlene, who had six children.

Size: 68cm x 68cm

Medium: Acrylic on linen