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Jupiter Well by KATHY YUKENBARRI
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Artist : KATHY YUKENBARRI
Title : Jupiter Well
Size/Medium : 813 x 305mm: acrylic on canvas Painting
“This is a story about my Great Great Grandfatehrs country. Called Nyinmi, Jupiter Well. Between Winpinpurla, on teh Canning Stock Route. They been living their at the start of their lives. It grew them up. Learn about water and bush tuckers. Also other things like weapons, coolamon, bush shoe using best branches. Searching for rockholes and water. They have skinships and speak many languages. Not only that, sign language too. My dad’s families. He was a hero. They never seen a white person in their lives. My dad was a younger one in the family. He flew to the mission called Balgo. Jupiter Well is red sand dune country. Palya. That means good.”
This is the story Kathy tells for her painting. Her father is Helicopter Tjungurrayi.