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Kapi tjukurla tjuta (Waterholes)

Cynthia Burke
Burnt etching on plywood
120 x 120 cm
Maruku Arts


I learned burning by watching my mother and other family members. The designs of my family and watching nature helped me to develop my own designs. I enjoy the burning process and how my designs grow on the wood. Cynthia Burke’s walka is ngura or country. Kapi tjukurla munu karu are the water holes represented by rounded shapes and the tracks represent the creek bed lines.

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