Kungkarangkalpa by Ingrid Treacle

Details of Kungkarangkalpa

Kungkarangkalpa by Ingrid Treacle
Catalog Number : 837014
Size : 153cm x 102cm
Medium : Acrylic On Linen
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About Kungkarangkalpa
Kungkarangkalpa - Seven Sisters

This painting depicts the the Milky Way, the star cluster known as the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters.
The seven sisters tjukrupa, traditional story, was passed on to Ingrid by her father. The story involves seven sisters who travelled from place to place to escape from the man called Nyirru. He constantly change his shape so they have to keep moving. He would like to marry the eldest sister but all the younger sisters do not like the idea of the bigger sister marrying the man because he is ugly and has six toes. Eventually the sisters fly up into the Milky Way and can be seen as the star cluster known as the Pleiades or Seven Sisters.