Lamangirra #2 Gumana

Garraparra

NATURAL EARTH PIGMENTS ON BARK, 35 x 19.3"

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Born: 1977
Moiety: Yirritja
Clan: Dhalwangu

Lamangirra #2, also known as Losa, is the teacher at Gangan homeland and a mother of three. She is married to senior artist Gunybi Ganambarr and is a major assistant in the creation of his paintings. Losa paints shimmering renditions of the sea, as it would look at dawn and dusk at Garraparra, a coastal headland and bay area at Blue Mud Bay. Garraparra marks the spot of a sacred burial area for the Dhalwangu clan. It’s also the site where ancestors settled a dispute by  Makarrata - a trial of ordeal by spear, which resolved serious grievances and sealed the peace forever.