24" x 18"
ca 2000 - Narpula
Aboriginal art desert
painting, acrylic on canvas. iconography in this painting was done by
the widow of Johnny Scobie, Narpula Scobie. She used traditional Australian
Aboriginal Desert Art techniques representing important subjects, events
and places in her Pintubi dreamtime stories. Detailed meanings are sacred
and not shared with outsiders.
Narpula was born near Haast's Bluff in the late 40s-early 50s. She is a Senior Aboriginal law woman and the sister of Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula.
After years of collaborating with her husband, Johnnie Scobie, she began painting independently in the 1980s. At the time, Narpula was Papunya's sole female artist. Narpula paints bush food stories. including the one depicted here. c. 2000. Her current home is Mt. Leibig.
to Australian Aboriginal painting gallery
Myers, FL. 33908