Jorna Newberry
Walpa (Wind)
121cm x 91cm

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Walpa Tjukurrpa (Wind Dreaming) relates to her mother’s country at Utantja, a large stretch of sacred ceremonial land that has hilly country and a large rock hole where many people come from time to time to paint up, dance and do ceremony. It is country filled with kangaroos, camels, rock wallabies and birds. “The wind ceremony forms winds… it creates air to cool the lands…”
She explains that wind also helps in hunting as being down-wind from animals makes it easy to hunt successfully. In painting this story, Jorna uses a very vibrant palette with circular lines to describe the movement of the wind and it’s eddies as its size gets bigger and bigger. Jorna is careful to use an abstract style to tell her story.