George Ward Tjungurrayi

Tingari - Karrkurritinytja (Lake MacDonald) - GWTG0016

Size: H-209 X W-150 cm.
Medium: Acrylic on Linen
Product No: GWTG0016
George's painting of "Tingari Dreaming" represents specific sacred sites located in his ancestral country. These sites, associated with the Tingari cycle are situated along the early journey paths of the Tingari Ancestors which were created throughout the "tjukurrpa" or dreamtime. Generally, the Tingari are a group of mythical characters of the Dreaming who travelled over vast stretches of the country, performing rituals and creating and shaping particular sites. The Tingari Men were usually followed by Tingari Women and accompanied by novices and their travels and adventures are enshrined in a number of song cycles. These mythologies form part of the teachings of the post initiatory youths today as well as providing explanations for contemporary customs.