Kanya Tjapangati- Papunya 1982
- oil on canvas
The distinctive grid of concentric circles and connecting lines is one of the most formal designs in Central Desert art. It relates to a series of sacred sites and ancestral men and women whose activities and travels are celebrated in a series of ceremonies. The nature of the Tingari ceremonies is most secret and few details are revealed to the uninitiated. The agate-like patterns achieved by the artist act as strong spatial contrast to the stark white grid providing an intense visual interaction between foreground and background.
Source: Michael O'Farrell, in The Song of the Lamb: The Wesfarmers Collection of Australia