Ngapa Wiya (Dry Waterholes), 2008
Ngapa Wiya translates to “Dry Waterholes”. In the remote region north of Lake Mackay near the border of Northern Territory and Western Australia knowledge of water is crucial to survival.
In this gentle, subtle work, the artist depicts how water seeps into the ground, leaving cracked earth. The knowledge of how and where to dig for fresh water is passed on from generation to generation and sung in the many song cycles that pertain to the Water Dreaming.