Nathania Granites's - Water Dreaming


Nathania Granites's - Water Dreaming

The site depicted in this painting is Puyurru, west of Yuendumu. In the usually dry creek beds are 'mulju', (soakages) or naturally occurring wells. The 'kirda', (owners), for this site are Nangala/Nampijinpa women and Jangala/Jampijinpa men. Two Jangala men, rainmakers, sang the rain, unleashing a giant storm. The storm travelled acreoss the country from the east to the west, initially travelling with a 'pamapardu Jukurrpa', (termite Dreaming) from Warntungurru to Warlura, a waterhole eight miles east of Yuendumu. At Warlura, a gecko called Yumariyumari blew the storm on to Lapurrukurra and Wilpiri. Bolts of lightning shot out at Wirnpa, (also called Mardinymardinypa) and at Kanaralji. At this point the Dreaming track also includes the 'kurdukurdu mangkurdu Jukurrpa', (children of the clouds Dreaming). The water Dreaming built hills at Ngamangama using baby clouds and also stuck long pointy clouds into the ground at Jukajuka, where they can still be seen today as rock formations.

Size: 30cm x 30cm

Medium: Acrylic on canvas