1987/0174 Warnti

Warnti

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
Warnti
Date
1985
Medium/Material
screen-print - one colour: black
Dimensions
51.0 x 67.0cm (sheet)31.5 x 42.6cm (image) (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased 1987
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
1987/0174
Currently not on display

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Artist statementThe people go from one jila (waterhole) to another. Japingka is the main jila. This one is Warnti waterhole. Warnti live a long time at this waterhole. People bin coming here more than 20,000 years. The people gone, but the water is still there. Something keep the water there – snake. He keeps the waterhole. These big trees, ngarlka, grow around the banks of the Warnti. Their roots keep the water. When one tree dies another grows back in its place. Ngalyamarra is the white rock by this waterhole. It keeps the water cold. This is ngapa (drinking water). The water comes up through the bank, from underground. This is surrounded by sandhills. (O'Ferrall, Jimmy Pike - Desert Designs, 1995)

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