Artist: Maria Curley
Size: 102cm x 62cm
Medium: Acrylic on Belgian Linen
Story from the certificate of authenticity:
Maria Curley is painting the Anumara Tjukurpa (caterpillar dreaming) that she inherited from her Kami (grandmother).
This story is about the Anumara travelling from Wingelina (WA) to north-west South Australia. The Anumara lives in the grass and is in danger if the grass it lives in is eaten. The Anumara Tjukurpa story is kept secret. The place where the caterpillar lives is important and keeping the story secret protects the caterpillar from being eaten.
The Anumara lives in grass country, tree country and salad country. Here there are lots of rocky mountains and stones that the Anumara moves through.
The Anumara is burnt by the sun and turns into rock if it does not move quick enough.
Those rocks are still laying in Irintiti.
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