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Christine Napanangka Michaels, Lappi Lappi Jukurrpa - Lappi Lappi Dreaming, Aboriginal art

Lappi Lappi Jukurrpa – Lappi Lappi Dreaming


Artist: Christine Napanangka Michaels

Region: Central Desert
Medium: Acrylics on Stretched Canvas
Year: 2013
Size: 300mm x 300mm

SKU: W001/26 Categories: , ,
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The subject of this work is Lappi Lappi, a rock hole near
Lake Hazle, about 90 km northwest of Lake Mackay in
Western Australia. The country belongs to
Nampijinpa/Jampijinpa and Nangala/Jangala skin groups.
Located in a sheltered basin, the rock hole at Lappi Lappi is
a permanent source of water, and is surrounded by country
rich in bush tucker. In the time of the Jukurrpa (Dreamtime)
many mothers with young children would gather there
because it was a safe place to stay. The rock hole at Lappi
Lappi is home to a ‘warnayarra’, a rainbow serpent that
travels underground between various rock holes. One day,
women were gathered at the rock hole with their children,
singing and dancing. When the ‘warnayarra’ heard the sound
of voices, it travelled silently towards them, under the
water. When it reached the edge of the rock hole, it rose out
of the water and ate them all.