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Myrtle Pennington: Kanpa 2012


  • No.:RK0797
  • Medium:Acrylic on Linen
  • Size:110 × 90 cm
  • Year:2012
  • Region:Spinifex Country
  • Art Centre:Spinifex Arts Project
  • Status:

Myrtle has painted her birthplace area of Kanpa. Kanpanya is where Myrtle was born and spent the first part of her life with her immediate family living a traditional western desert lifestyle. Kanpa is a place with the Pitjitjali (scorpion) story present. This place is characterised by a large rocky outcrop, which symbolizes a notable woman from the area. This woman discovers the place and announces to the rest of her people it is sacred. As with most sacred areas not a lot of detail can be discussed.

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