Dorothy Napangardi (DN-1009) – Salt on Mina Mina (96cm x 147cm)

Dorothy Napangardi (DN-1009) – Salt on Mina Mina (96cm x 147cm)


Acrylic on Linen

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SKU: DN-1009
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Product Description

Artist: Dorothy Napangardi
Painting: Salt on Mina Mina
Size: 96cm x 147cm
Medium: Acrylic on Linen

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Dorothy grew up in the bush around the Mina Mina country with little contact with the white man. Her father was Paddy Lewis, senior lawmaker and artist, and her mother was Jeannie Lewis Napururrla. Dorothy moved with her family to Yuendumu, however her family was not happy there and they found their way back to the Mina Mina. As a young girl, Dorothy was promised to an older man whom she married and moved to Alice Springs. It was in Alice Springs in 1987 that Dorothy began to paint. She painted with other Warlpiri women who also lived in Alice Springs. Dorothy’s Jukurrupa, or Dreaming, describes the origins and journeys of ancestral beings. The Mina Mina region of the Warlpiri lands is typified by large areas of sand hills, which weave through the landscape. Her work shows her people running and dancing through and across their country and the various significant events that happened along the way. She shows what her country and the salt lakes (Lake Mackay) look like to her. Dorothy said when she paints “she always has her family in mind and she always has her country in mind.” Tragically, Dorothy died in a car accident in June 2013.