Warmurrungu by Nyarapayi Giles

Details of Warmurrungu

  
Warmurrungu by Nyarapayi Giles
Details
Catalog Number : 838145
Size : 101cm x 75cm
Medium : Acrylic On Canvas
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About Warmurrungu
Nyarapayi’s paintings depict a site called ‘Warmarungu’ near Karku, her birthplace. This is where the ochres are collected for ceremonial use. In the dreaming times many emus went down into the the rockholes and some took the form of trees. The ochre is excavated in a special way using a stick, and Nyarapayi paints the emu spirits which are released during this ceremony to again take physical form. Her paintings show the travels of the emus in the dreaming times and the rockholes they stopped at.