1992/0062 Jila Japingka

Jila Japingka

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
Jila Japingka
Date
1991
Medium/Material
colour screenprint on paper
Dimensions
67.2 x 84.5cm (sheet) and 42.0 x 59.3cm (image) (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased 1992
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
1992/0062
Currently not on display

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Artist statementThere is a snake right there at Japingka waterhole. Sometimes when he get there, he’s laying in a tree. Kalpurtu is the more powerful one. He’s got a strong wind, hail and dust storm. Jutul is a dust storm, a strong one. Karliwiji is a big wind, more strong, can blow down big trees and all like a cyclone. Ngartiwara is smoke coming up from the ground, a white one, comes up before rain. Purlijita is a hailstorm, it can pull out the grass, make the tree with no leaf or bark. It can kill animals. The people can go underground, like in a cave. There it can’t touch them. (O'Ferrall, Jimmy Pike - Desert Designs, 1995

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