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Warlukurlangu Artists x Vue presents Selina Napanangka Fisher - Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Vaughan Springs Dreaming) - Nguri Bird Shallow Platter, features the artists unique painting design on a round enamel and wood serving tray, with a smooth accented rim. Wood/Enamel.
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Selina Napanganka Fisher was born in Alice Springs Hospital, the closest hospital to Yuendumu, a remote Aboriginal community 290 km north-west of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. She has been painting with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation since 2006. Selina tells the story of when she was little she would sit and watch her grandma paint and she would teach her many Jukurrpa stories. She paints her fathers Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Vaughan Springs Dreaming) and Karnta Jukurrpa (Womens Dreaming).
The Artwork's Story as told by Selina:
Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Vaughan Springs Dreaming) - Nguri Bird
This Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Vaughan Springs Dreaming) tells of a warnayarra (ancestral rainbow serpent) of the Japanangka skin group who lived at Pikilyi. This warnayarra had many wives from the Napangardi and Napanangka subsections, a taboo relationship under Warlpiri religious law. The Japanangka was worried that another warnayarra, who was a young Japangardi, would steal his wives. The two engaged in a battle that took them all around the area until they finally agreed to share their wives. After the battle, two of the Napanangka wives went to a mulju (waterhole) at Marrangu to look for yuparli (bush bananas). A young Japanangka man who was an ancestral nguri bird hero fell in love with the elder sister. He followed them, taking on the form of the bird and whenever they stopped, he would transform himself into a man. He secretly met with the older sister, giving her the yuparli that he collected. The younger sister became suspicious demanding to know who gave the elder sister the yuparli but the older sister didnt reply. They continued in this way until they all returned to Pikilyi where the Japanangka man took the two sisters as his wives.