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Helicopter Tjungurrayi Wangkartu 2006
Acrylic on canvas 800 x 1200mm $9000
Helicopter has painted some of his country south of Balgo, in the Great Sandy Desert. This country is named
Wangkartu after the tjurrnu (soakwater) featured in the centre of the painting. Wangkartu is an inta (living
water) so always contains drinking water. The parallel lines in the painting represent the tali (sandhills) that
dominate the country. This is the country where Helicopter was born.