Ursula Marks - Women's Dreaming (695-17)
Artist: Ursula Marks
Size: 30 x 30 cm (stretched and ready to hang)
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
This dreaming tells about women's ceremony. It affirms women's place in Warlpiri society. The Dreaming story marks large tracks of land of which women are guardian over. Particular men are workers for the women, they are called kurdungurlu. This works in reverse as well, where the particular women work for particular men. Only the women know this dreaming. It talks about traveling from north to south, west to east into the new sun signifying a new day and new life. They teach all the young kids. They all teach people from different skin groups, so that the dreamings are passed along to the young children.
Ursula is a young artist following the traditions of the Tanami Warlpiri. Her artwork is dots and depicts Jukurrpa (Dreaming stories containing information of the creation of the landscape, and knowledge of all the resources in it). These were handed down to her from her grandparents and she is now a custodian over them. she is a lady who has been in the most important ceremonies for Warlpiri Women including her boys’ and nephew’s ceremonies.
Ursula is a young artist following in the tradtions of the Tanami Warlpiri. Her artwork is dots and depicts Jukurrpa (Dreamings) which have been handed down to her from her grandparents and she is now custodian over them. She is a lady who has been in the most important ceremonies for Warlpiri Women including her boys' and nephew's ceremonies.
The painting is comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.