Winpa by Weaver Jack

Details of Winpa

Winpa by Weaver Jack
Catalog Number : 786461
Size : 110cm x 165cm
Medium : Acrylic On Linen
For Sale : Contact Short St Gallery
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About Winpa
Weaver says "this is me, this is mine. The whole lot is me (she points to the blue t mark in the painting). I bin walking all around, I know him proper way, he is always here. (Clasps her heart). We are same one, my country is me. He long way that way, but he still here," says Weaver. She goes on to say "this one show the people walking and sit down. Show walking tracks and talis (sand dunes) and jila (living water). The waterholes are all surrounded by warla (mudflats)."

Winpa is a jila (living waterhole) in the Great Sandy Desert on the edge of the Percival Lakes. It is an important rain making place that was created by the last ancestor to change into the landscape. Winpa had travelled to the south and seen all his countrymen changing into sacred snakes inhabiting important waterholes. He was the last one to lay down and was a very powerful law man and rainmaker. He rested near his five sons. He is still active today.