Title: Mina Mina
Artist: Dorothy Napangardi ( deceased ) Highly collectible artist.
Size: 90 x 90 cm Unframed
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
COA and pictures of the artist holding and signing her work will be provided
This artwork depicts the movement of the ancestral women, as they traveled on foot and marked their homeland with their digging sticks. Mina Mina is the birthplace of the digging stick and a large stand of Eucalyptus trees (Casuarina Decaisneana).
Her body of paintings stands as a testimony to the rich tradition of the Warlpiri culture of the Tanami Desert. Significant ceremonies were performed, which even today the Napangardi women gather at the Mina Mina site in a ceremony to re-enact this Dreaming story. Here they paint each other’s bodies with Dreaming designs and chant and dance the age-old creation story.