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Yurpiya Lionel: Anumara


  • No.:RK1111
  • Medium:Acrylic on Cotton
  • Size:84 × 170 cm
  • Year:2014
  • Region:APY Lands (East)
  • Art Centre:Ernabella Arts
  • Status:

Yurpiya is painting a place called Anumara, which is a place near Irrunytju (Wingellina) in WA. This is Yurpiya's family's country. Anumara is also the name for a kind of catterpillar and Anumara is the tjukurpa (dreaming) place for this catterpillar. This catterpillar lives in the grass and can be eaten if the grass it eats is removed. The place shares the same colours of the caterpillar - brown, yellow and pale green. Keeping this place safe will ensure that the caterpillars multiply.

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