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Warlukurlangu Artists x Vue presents Deanne Nakamarra Gordon - Watiya-Warnu Jukurpa (Seed Dreaming) Cushion, features the artists unique painting design on a textures Linen look fabrication, with a knife edge finish.
- Size: 50 x 50cm
- Fabrication: 100% Polyester 10% Cotton
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Deanne Nakamarra Gordon was born in Alice Springs hospital in 1998. She is the third generation of her family to paint for Warlukurlangu Artists and her grandmother, Dora Kitson, also painted for the art centre. Deanne has been painting since 2015. She has one child and spends her days at the art centre painting her Dreaming (Jukurrpa). Her main story is the story of women collecting seeds to make traditional damper.
The Artwork's Story as told by Deanne:
Watiya-warnu Jukurrpa (Seed Dreaming)
This painting tells the story of a Jangala watiya-warnu (Acacia tenuissima) ancestor who travelled south from a small hill called Ngurlupurranyangu to Yamunturrngu (Mount Liebig). As he travelled, he picked the watiya-warnu seeds and placed them in parrajas (food carriers). Watiya-warnu is a seed-bearing tree that grows in open spinifex or mulga country. When people returned to their camp after collecting the seeds they would make large windbreaks for shelter and winnow the seed in the late afternoon. The associated watiya-warnu ceremony involves the preparation of a large ground painting. This Jukurrpa belongs to Nampijinpa/Nangala women and Jampijinpa/Jangala men. In contemporary Warlpiri paintings traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, particular sites and other elements. In paintings of this Dreaming U shapes are often depicting women collecting the watiya-warnu seeds. Oval shapes represent the parrajas where they carry the seeds and straight lines beside them frequently portrait digging sticks.