For Boxer Milner Tjampitjin and Nancy Naninurra Napanangka in remote Western Australia, painting expresses deep affinities with ancestral lands. Each seemingly abstract composition conveys a sense of the country over which they have been appointed custodians by their paternal and maternal relatives. Painting is important for the individual, and family and community, offering a way of passing down knowledge, and celebrating and sharing.
Minna Minna 2004
Paint on Belgian linen
Private Collection, Melbourne
Courtesy the artist and Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi (Melbourne)