76 x 152cm: acrylic on linen
Puntawarri and Pimpi
This painting depicts the country around Pimpi and Puntawarri, an area in the artist’s country. Puntawarri, a now abandoned community is in-between Jigalong and the Canning Stock Route, Pimpi is an area near here. This place is an important cultural area, east of the Jigalong Aboriginal Community, where the artist now lives with her family. The old people used to live here and work here. The road goes from Jigalong past Puntawarri and onto Pimpi, then continues to the Middle stretch of the Canning Stock Route near Well 17 also known as Durba Springs. There is a waterhole here where the old bush people used to go to in the pujiman (bush) days while they were still walking around that country.
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