'Pumpuni Jilamara' 2023-02-09
60 x 60cm, locally sourced ochre on canvas
Pumpuni Jilamara translates as ‘good design or painting’ and is how the artist refers to all ‘good’ paintings. The origins of the imagery lie in the Tiwi traditions of Yirrinkiripwoja (decorative bodypainting) and the pukumani ceremonial designs. All paintings are done in natural ochre collected locally on Melville Island.