1. Paddy Print
1. Paddy Print
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1. Paddy Print 1. Paddy Print

1. Paddy Print

By Paddy Japaljarri Stewart

73 x 54 cm paper, 50 x 33 cm image size


Jukurrpa (Dreaming)

Ngatijirri Jukurrpa (Green Budgerigar Dreaming)

The country of the Dreaming is Ngarlu east of Yuendumu, near Mount Allen, where a Dream me Jungarrayi man (Linti pilinti ) fell in love with a Napangardi woman, his classificatory mother-in-law, and a taboo relationship. He wooed her with love songs whilst making hairstring. A green budgerigar, birds which are commonly found in this area, carried the love song to the woman. When the two lovers came together they turned to stone. They can still be seen at Ngarlu, a site close to Mt Allen, south-west of Yuendumu. The crosses on the print depict the footprints or tracks le by the green budgerigar. The circular motifs are waterholes.