Current Location:
Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences -> 3rd Floor (CHS)
Location Notes:
CHS; 3rd Floor; across from Room 383

Aboriginal Art Collection ➔ Karnta Tjukurrpa (Women's Dreaming)

Artwork
Identifier:
2010.7.2
Artist:
Jasmin Naparrurla Oliver
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Date:
2009
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 12.25 in Width: 12.25 in
Description:
A painting sporting a beaded pattern. The paint is laid down in small dots to resemble a beaded texture. The majority of the image is of squares within squares. In the center there are four rings, each inside another, and a curved gold line extending out to the upper right corner. There are mirrored and inverse images on either side of the ring. The colors range form purple, blue, gold, red, white and green.
Historical Context:
This Australian Aboriginal painting depicts Nakamarra and Napurrurla women hunting for bush foods and sweet berries that are only available at certain times of the year. This sacred hunting site is represented as a circle around which the women sit. The 'kirda' custodians of keepers of this story include the Nakamarra/Napurrurla women and Jakamarra/Jupurrurla men.