Andrea Pindan

Wirnpa

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This is my grandmother’s country in the Gibson desert. Wirnpa is the whole area. This is the main Jila (waterhole) for our ancestors. Most of the old people are gone now and it is up to us to keep the knowledge of that place. This country had only one tree to start with. This is how it was. Now there are new trees right around. We continue to go back there and it is good too because we meet up with others from the family group and listen to stories. That place there that’s were my ancestors come from. My grandmother had two children there, his is our dreaming place. That snake you know that rainbow serpent, he protects this waterhole he lives in this tree, he lives there now”.

Medium: Atelier acrylic painton 14oz canvas
Size: 120cm x 60cm
Region: Kimberley, Mangkaja Arts