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Kalipynypa Tjukurrpa

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

H 122cm x W 46cm x D 4cm
H 48¼" x W 18¼" x D 1¾"

The painting depicts designs connected to Kapi Tjukurrpa (Water Dreaming) at Kalipinypa a site northwest of Kintore, Western Australia. The tjukurrpa tells of an important rain making ceremony to invoke the elements. It is a powerful storm bringing on the lightning, thunderclouds and rain sending its deluge to rejuvenate the earth, filling rock holes, clay pans and creeks. It has the power to create new life and growth upon the land. There is a lightning strike at this place. Often used in this tjukurrpa the curved lines signify riimpa (lightning), and the circles are kapi tjukitji (waterholes). The arrow shapes represent the footprints of the white heron that frequent the site. The custodians for this tjukurrpa are Nakamarra, Tjakamarra, Naparula and Tjaparulla skin subsections.

Item No: 1428