'Dot to Dot'
A collection of dot paintings from a range of artists including
Pansy Napangardi, Fabrianne Nampitjinpa Peterson, Natalie Puantulura, Mavis Nampitjinpa & more.
32 AM 8658/12
Karina Coombes Yamparriparri & Tapalinga 2011
Ochre on Linen 1200 x 800mm SOLD
This painting depicts the Tiwi story of the shooting star, or Yamparriparri. Yamparriparri are viewed by Tiwi people as a very bad omen, a type of demon similar to a vampire. The custom on the Tiwi Islands when a shooting star is observed is to spit several times on the ground to mitigate potential bad luck. Tapalinga is the general Tiwi term for a star, or group of stars in the night sky.