Emu Tracks to Puntawarri Sarong by Judith Anya Samson


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Emu Tracks to Puntawarri depicts the significant site, Puntawarri, that lies along the Canning Stock Route, east of the Jigalong community. Puntawarri, a creek and lake site, is known as a yinta (permanent water source). Due to their scarcity, yinta are some of the most sacred sites on Martu Country.

Anya has lived at Jigalong most of her life. She has significant cultural ties to this area – her mother’s Country. As a young girl, Anya frequently travelled across this Country, hunting and learning the associated Jukurrpa (Dreaming stories) from her family.

In Emu Tracks to Puntawarri, Anya presents us with a striking visual statement. A frenzy of arrow-like forms represent tracks belonging to a mob of emus travelling to Puntawarri in search of kapi (water). Anya’s use of blue in this work contrasts beautifully against the hot oranges and reds of the surrounding landscape; conjuring vividly the eternal blue of the desert sky, reflected in the life-sustaining yinta.

110 x 170cm cotton silk, digitally printed.

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Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 21 × 21 × 4 cm

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