Wakartu Cory Surprise1929 - 2011 Wandi 2007
- acrylic on canvas
When I paint, I think about my country, and where I have been travelling across that country. I think about my people, the old people and what they told me and Jumangkarni (Dreamtime).
When I paint I am thinking about law from a long time ago. Nobody taught me how to paint, I put down my own ideas. I saw these places for myself, I went there with the old people. I paint jilji (sand hills), jumu (soak water), jila (permanent waterhole), jiwari (rock hole), pamarr (hills and rock country), I think about mangarri (vegetable food) and kuyu (game) from my country and when I was there.'
Source: Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency
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