Australian Aboriginal Art by Lily Kelly Napangardi
51cm x 35cm
Known as Tali in most of the Central Australian Aboriginal language groups. The Sandhills depicted by Lily Kelly are set in parallel rows depending on the prevailing winds. The valleys between these dunes can be either very productive and support a wider range of edible plants, medicines and wild life. Other areas can be remarkably barren, depending on the amount of water that has built up here and the quality of the soil.
Knowledge of these vast areas of sandy country is an integral part of day to day living in this rugged environment. Being rather high, it is often impossible to see what kind of country lies beyond each hill. The elders of these areas have travelled through this country often enough that they very aware of which places can offer sources of food, water, medicine and shelter. This knowledge is passed down from generation to generation.