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Ngoia Pollard Napaltjarri

Untitled #841

Acrylic on canvas
49.5 x 35.5 cm
(19.5 x 14 in)




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Ngoia Pollard Napaltjarri depicts the wet and dry characteristics of the country, like swamps, lakes and spinifex (grass) in her paintings. The oval shapes in this are an iconographic representation of the swamps and lakes near Nyrripi (Talarada) North West of Mount Liebig, where Ngoia lives. The dots in the painting represent the water drying up and the cracks that are formed in the ground as a result of this.

According to the Tingari stories, this region is changed with the spiritual presence of the 'water snake’, which lives beneath the surface. 



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