Tingari (Men's Creation Dreaming) | 124h x 181w | RK285
Not stretched or framed | Acrylic on canvas
Walala Tjapaltjarri, like his brother Thomas, paints Tingari or Men's Creation Dreaming. This dreaming represents many sacred sites of his Country – such as Wilkinkarra, Maruwa, Tarrku, Njami and Yarrawangu, just to name a few. These are locations of significant rockholes, sandhills, sacred mountains and water soakage’s in the Gibson Desert.
Walala has a strong structural element to his painting style. His Tingari are always detailed and quite symmetric. This is the element that defines his artwork from that of his brothers. He uses strong, earthy colours which are reflective of the traditional ochres used by Men during ceremony.