Minyma Tjuta at Lake Hopkins – Deborah Young

$1,200.00

91.4cm x 121.9cm: acrylic on canvas

Artwork is sold unstretched

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91.4cm x 121.9cm: acrylic on canvas

Artwork is sold unstretched

Deborah Young

Deborah grew up in Tjukurla. Deborah comes from a family of strong painters, her grandmother is Tjawina Porter and mother Fiona (Elsa) Young.

Minyma Tjuta at Lake Hopkins

Lake Hopkins, the salt lake just north of Tjukurla Community, is a traditional site for women’s ceremony, a time for the transference of knowledge through generations. The painting describes journeys traveled by ancestors, and details the ceremonial artifacts such as nampa (skirt made of hair), puturru (dancing stick) and manguri (ring made of hair used to balance bowls on the head when walking). Also described are campsites, women sitting down with wanna (digging stick), wira (wooden bowls) and tali (sandhills).