Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay)
This painting depicts Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay), the country and Tjukurrpa of the artist’s aunt, Ngoia Napaltjarri. Wilkinkarra is located along the Western Australia /Northern Territory border and is the largest of hundreds of salt lakes scattered throughout the region. The painting tells the story of a large bushfire that travelled west from the east, turning the land into a lake, creating Wilkinkarra, a site of secret men’s Dreaming. The circles in the paintings stand for water holes scattered around and the lines between are the tracks of animals looking for water.