dorothy napangardi

SALT ON MINA MINA, 2005

ACRYLIC ON LINEN 35.6 X 36.6"

Dorothy Napangardi was a Walpiri woman and a senior custodian of Mina Mina, a highly significant sacred site in one of the most remote areas of Australia; the Tanami Desert, Northern Territory. Regarded as one of the leading artists of the contemporary Aboriginal Art movement, she created her own unique language to describe these homelands. The interlacing network of dotted lines form both a micro and a macro study of the land; creating the homeland topography while telling a story of the ancestral tracks.