Candy Nakamarra's - Kalipinypa


Candy Nakamarra's - Kalipinypa

This painting depicts designs associated with Kapi Tjukurrpa, (Water Dreaming) at Kalipinypa a site northwest of Sandy Blight Junction, Western Australia. The tjukurrpa tells of an important rain making ceremony to invoke the elements. It is a powerful storm bringing on the lightning, thunderclouds and rain sending its deluge to rejuvenate the earth, filling the rock holes, clay pans and creeks. It has the power to create new life and growth upon the land. The different elements of the image represent puuli, (hills), tali, (sandhills) and kapi, (water). Plants and leaves spring up after heavy rain nourishing the land and the people. The concentric circles represent waterholes, while the arrow shapes represent the footprints of the white heron that frequents the site.

Size: 91cm x 76cm

Medium: Acrylic on canvas