Artist: Nellie depicts ‘Women’s Travelling’ stories and ‘My Country’ in her paintings. Most typically, Nellie will paint a combination of these two Dreaming’s together. Nellie represents the women travelling across the country in her paintings with traditional iconography. Concentric circles are used to represent sacred women’s sites while linear patterns emerging from these circles represent the women travelling from sacred site to sacred site. The women teach the children how to survive in the bushland of her home country by collecting bush food, medicines and where to find water soakage. These traditions are alive and well today and Nellie is extremely proud of her culture and heritage.
Story: Puli means Rocky Outcrop in Nellie’s language, Pintupi. The Puli are found all over the Central Deserts and are home to an abundance of wild life and plant life. The knowledge of what can be found in these rocky outcrops is passed on from one generation to the next.