YALKA

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YALKA

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·       Title: PULKA KARRINYA

·       Creator: Ada Andy Napaltjarri

·       Date Created: 2005

·       Location: Karrinyarra, Western Desert, Northern Territory, Australia

·       Physical Dimensions: w133 x h43 cm

·       Type: Painting, Acrylic on Linen

·       Rights: Karrinyarra Artists

·       External Link: YALK      BLOG Catalogue:

Ada maps the stretching sand plains between their families' story water holes. The mandala maintains the numinous mirror of inner belonging. 

Site is Central Mt Wedge, her fathers ancestral homeland.

The painting is in a mandala structure as a visual metaphor for connection and wholeness. ada had been living on her homeland as an independaqnt anganu outstation with only customary family visiting and very few outsdiders such as councila and govt maintainance.Here living off country was melded into very active scustomary activity and sitting gemntly painting through home times . there is a great peact and EARTH I AM in the colour palette and design of the background dance. The Story speaks of women sitting about customary cmaps of water and fire throughour their homeland journing. The dance of the conscentric circles maintain an enduring shape the sacred teminus formed by water and fire. Within these sacred spaces live creation stories defining portals of meaning and connetion to life herself.

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