1987/0172 Murungurrwarnti

Murungurrwarnti

Artist

Jimmy PIKE
Indigenous
Birth:
c 1940
 in
Japingka, south of Fitzroy Crossing, Great Sandy Desert, Western Australia
Death:
03 Nov 2002
 in
Derby, Western Australia

Artwork

Title
Murungurrwarnti
Date
1985
Medium/Material
screen-print - one colour: black
Dimensions
48.7 x 65.3cm (sheet)32.9 x 45.0cm (image) (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased 1987
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
1987/0172
Currently not on display

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Artist statementLittle men, they live in hill and scrub country or near jila (waterhole). They look like water snakes. They don’t like strangers. They can make people sick. They fight over honey. If you find a big mob of honey, fill up your billycan, they will come out and fight you, give you a good hiding. You can’t see them or feel them, but after, when you drink water, you see the lumps on your body. (O'Ferrall, Jimmy Pike - Desert Designs, 1995)

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