Dora Parker Mama Pukaralanguru, 2023 Spinifex Arts Project

Medium: Acrylic on Linen Size: 75 x 60 cm ID: #23-51
Price: $1130





    About this artwork

    Dora Parker paints with a freedom of expression for the sites she depicts and claims her own identity with her painterly compositions. She now depicts with confidence the significant site of Pukara situated in the north of traditional Spinifex Lands. It is here that Wati Kutjara Tjukurpa (Two Men Creation Line) manifests. This epic narrative follows a father and son Wanampi (water serpent) as they traverse the Spinifex Lands on ceremonial business. This particular Tjukurpa is one of the most prevalent Mens’ creation narratives within Spinifex and can be painted by some women-as with Dora. These characters described are creation beings with the power of transformation, not just of themselves but the landscape they moved through. They left indelible physical reminders in a mapped environment and wrapped it in song and dance for all to follow.

    Here Dora has painted the senior man from Pukara, the Mama (father). He is an ancestral serpent being and the father of Pukara his son. Pukara is both the name of the rock hole – the sacred site, and also the name of the son.

    About Dora Parker

    Dora Parker paints with a freedom of expression for the sites she depicts and claims her own identity with her painterly compositions. She now depicts with confidence the significant site of Pukara situated in the north of traditional Spinifex Lands.