A delicious expose of colour from a number of Aboriginal communities
7 AM 1633/04
John Lee Tjakamarra Luurnpa 2003
Acrylic on linen 1500 x 1000mm SOLD
John has painted an important Tjukurrpa (Dreaming) story relating to country around Balgo and far to the south. The Luurnpa (Sacred Kingfisher) travelled through this country singing as he went and carrying the people on his back. The circles across the top of the painting indicate the men that were underground, they had fires going and Luurnpa saw the smoke. Luurnpa then travelled underground in these places to pick up the men before continuing on his travels. The square shapes in lower portion of the painting represent the hilly country and the line through the middle depicts where the Luurnpa travelled. John learnt this story from his elders as he was going through Law. This painting was exhibited as part of the Easter 2004 Balgo 4-04 exhibition at Balgo Hills and features in the Balgo 4-04 exhibition catalogue.