Title: Watya Tjuta
Artist: Mitjili Napurrula
Size: 190 x 60 cm Unframed
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
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This painting depicts the root system of the Watiya Tjuta tree. The country where the trees are found is Uwalki and the tree is known as Watiya Tjuta. The Dreaming (tjukurrpa) of this work concerns the making of spears, an important aspect of men’s business. This painting depicts four significant elements referring to Uwalki country – Mitjili’s father and brother – the renowned Turkey Tolson’s (passed away) homeland around Ikuntji (Haasts Bluff). Also often depicted are the hilly mountains in her birthplace.