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By Maywokka May Chapman Featured

Warralong Community, WA, Australia

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This painting portrays signifacant yinta (waterholes) in the artist’s country where their family lived traditionally during the pujiman (bush) days. The Martu lived very nomadically moving from water source to water source hunting and gathering bush tucker as they went. They would traverse very large distances visiting some areas in the dry and some in the wet season depending on the availability of water. As they travelled and hunted they would also burn areas of country creating a larger diversity of plant and animal life.


aboriginal, Indigenous, dot painting, dot, martu, contemporary, Modern art, modern, waterhole, abstract