Australia 1929 – 1984
1972 Description: No.3
Place made: Papunya, Western Desert, Northern Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: paintings, synthetic polymer paint on composition board
Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri adopts a roughly symmetrical but conventional composition associated with Water Dreamings in the paintings of the Anmatyerre, Arrernte, Warlpiri, Luritja and other Desert groups. The sinuous parallel curves that represent flowing water - and perhaps lightning - are flanked by double bars that represent the rain clouds.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra