Carolanne Ken's - Minyma Makuli
Size: 198cm x 153cm
Medium: Acrylic on Belgian Linen
This is the cave of Minyma Makuli (also known as Minyma Malilu) minyma nyumpu - the crippled woman. During the raintime she dug out this cave with her piti, to be her big wiltja, shelter. She camped here at Kanypi with her kungkawara kutjara, two daughters, young women. She left and moved on south to Kunumata and then further on to Tankaanu. This is Carolanne's grandmother's country. The underground cave at Kanypi is a permanent water supply. Carolanne is from Fregon on the *APY Lands. Precise, fine brushwork are characteristics of her work. Carolanne is a keen story teller and combining a traditional style with a contemporary edge to her work, reflects a keen sense of place retaining the importance of traditional country as inspiration for her work. *Anangu Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara Lands, in the far north-west of South Australia.