Lot 238: Lorna Naparrula Fencer 1998 Big Potato synthetic polymer on canvas
December 11, 2016
Sydney, AustraliaLive Auction
Lorna Naparrula Fencer
synthetic polymer on canvas
150 x 100 cm
Katherine Art Gallery, N.T Coo-ee Aboriginal Art, NSW
This painting depicts Wapartali - the Little Bush Potato. This is a favourite food of the Warlpiri and the major totem for this artist. In what is the major dreaming story for for Napurrulla women Wapartali and Yumurpa - the Big Bush potato fight a battle which ends in a just settlement. It is a morality tale about how Warlpiri people live in harmony.
It is also one of the major ceremonial stories for the artist.