My Country (Kalipinpya) by Candy Nelson Nakamarra

My Country (Kalipinpya) by Candy Nelson Nakamarra

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  • Artist: Candy Nelson Nakamarra
  • Title: My Country (Kalipinpya)
  • Language: Luritja/Warlpiri
  • Community: Papunya
  • Born: Yuendumu
  • Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
  • Size: 46x30cm

Artist:  Candy Nelson Nakamarra uses a modern approach to creating the depictions of Kalipinpya, a story inherited from her father Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula. She uses a background of wet paint in different colours to begin the artwork and then “draws” using paint over the top of this original layer. The complex designs tell the Water Dreaming at Kalipinpya in a very modern way.

Story: Kalipinya (also known as Kalimpinpa) is a very large, important rockhole which is found near Kintore, to the far west of Alice Springs. The rockhole is very deep and part of it goes under the ground. because of this, water can usually be found here all of the time. This is what makes Kalipinya a very important site.
The rockhole is surrounded by a large area of clay pan. Scattered around the clay pan, there are large deposits of iron ore rich stones and rocks. This iron ore can attract lightening during very large storms.