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In contemporary Warlpiri contemporary art, the traditional iconography is used to represent the Dreaming (Jukurrpa) and each dreaming is "owned" by one kin group or family and is forbidden to be copied or represented by another family.
In this Dreaming, the iconography related to the importance of the Dogwood tree to the Warlpiri. The seeds from the tree are food and can also be made into a sweet drink, the wood can be used to make boomerangs and dancing boards for sacred ceremonies. The remaining wood can also be burnt for cooking or for warmth. Interestingly, rain cannot extinguish burning Dogwood.
|Location of Origin: Asia|
|Medium/Materials: Synthetic Polymer (acrylic) on linen|
|Dimensions: 76 cm x 76 approx cm|
|Primary Classification: Modern and Contemporary Art|
Liddy Napanangka Walker is one of the last women elders from her Tribe (Warlpiri). Born circa 1925, Liddy is now becoming frail, yet her artworks are some of the strongest and most authoritative contemporary work now being created.
Sadly, it is likely that she will stop painting in the near future.
Liddy's works are held in all the major Australian public collections including the Australian National Gallery.
|Provenance: From the Artist's studio|
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