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Water Dreaming by Marissa Napanangka Anderson - Original Painting - 61x46cm

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We are very excited here at Yarn to now offer a number of incredible original paintings by Warlukurlangu Artists, an art centre based in the remote community of Yuendumu. The artists are famous for their gloriously colourful acrylic paintings that depict stories of the country around Yuendumu and Nyirripi, the Dreamtime and their ancestors.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the delicate nature of these original paintings, each will be carefully packaged and shipped within 3 weeks.

Product: Original Canvas Painting
Materials: Stretched canvas, acrylic paint and raw oak wooden frame (1x 4.5cm).
Size: 61x46cm
Artist: Marissa Napanangka Anderson
Story: Water Dreaming

The site depicted in this painting is Puyurra, west of Yuendumu. In the usually dry creek beds are water soakages or naturally occurring wells. Two Jangala men, rainmakers, sang the rain, unleashing a giant storm. It travelled across the country, with the lighting striking the land. This storm met up with another storm from Wapuryali, to the west, was picked up by a ‘kirrkarlan’ (brown falcon [Falco berigora]) and carried further west until it dropped the storm at Purlungyanu, where it created a giant soakage.

At Puyurru the bird dug up a giant snake, ‘warnayarra’ (the ‘rainbow serpent’) and the snake carried water to create the large lake, Jillyiumpa, close to an outstation in this country. This story belongs to Jangala men and Nangala women. In contemporary Warlpiri paintings traditional inconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, associated sites and other elements. In many paintings of the Jukurrpa curved and straight lines represent the ‘ngawarra’ (flood waters) running through the landscape. Motifs frequently used to depict this story include small circles representing ‘mulju’ )water soakages) and short bars depicting ‘mangkurdu’ (cumulus and stratocumulus clouds).

Due to the delicate nature of these original paintings, each will be carefully packaged and shipped within 1 week.

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MEET THE ARTIST

Marissa Napanangka Anderson

Aboriginal Warlpiri woman

Marissa has been painting with Warlukurlangu Artists since 2011. She also helps out at the Art Centre, assisting in the preparation of art canvases. Painting patterns is something Marissa loves doing and she paints her Mother’s Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Dreaming). Because of her love for pattern and colour she has developed an unique artistic style using pattern and design in a variety of contexts to depict her traditional Jukurrpa.