Red bums flying
Kukula Mcdonald predominantly paints red-tailed black-cockatoos. She knows where to find ‘big mobs of red bums’ in the central and western deserts. This painting portrays a busy scene of ‘red bums’ soaring in the sky. They fly over Uttumpatu, the rocky purple outcrops that form ridge lines and hills beside the community of Papunya. Her brush strokes reflect the movement of feathers and textures of the land, whilst also capturing the cheeky nature of the birds.