Sandhills and Bush Apples (2000)

Artist: Barbara Napangarti Reid

Region: Western Desert

Medium/Type: Painting

Size: 192 x 122 cm
(Artwork can be rotated)

Catalogue Number: 4966BR

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Titled Sandhills and Bush Apples, Barbara depicts the landscape: puli or rock formations, represented here by the stratified, elongated U shapes; and tali – the waving lines depicting the sweeping sand dunes; and bush apples that are plentiful in season here.

This traditional method of representing geographic formations through the use of stratified lines also has its roots in the body paint worn by women during sacred ceremonies.

These ceremonies represent aspects of the secret and sacred Tingari Cycle, from the Tjukurrpa (Creation Era). It represents a spiritual amalgam that incorporates story, song and ceremony. It narrates the stories of the Tingari ancestors who travelled vast stretches of the country performing rituals, which in turn brought into being the land formations of particular sites. The site here is the artist’s custodian site, Tjukurla, in the Gibson Desert, Western Australia.

Barbara Napangarti Reid

Region: Western Desert

Barbara Napangarti Reid’s paintings are beautiful depictions of place, paintings of the lands to which she is custodian and the songs that explain them. Characteristic for Barbara is the depiction of puli – rock formations, and tuli – sand hills…

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