"Sand Dunes (Tali)"
Maureen Nampijinpa Hudson
118cm x 80cm
Acrylic on 12oz canvas
Comes with certificate of authenticity
SOON on display at JAYCO - Tapleys Hill Rd
The inspiration behind this artwork stems from the sand dune landscape that defines Maureen's hometown in Yuelamu, situated to the North West of Alice Springs in the Tanami Region. Referred to as Tali in most of the Central Australian Aboriginal language groups, these sand formations are arranged in parallel rows, sculpted by the prevailing winds' direction.
The spaces between these sand dunes can be either very fertile, supporting a variety of edible plants, medicines, and wildlife. Other areas can be quite barren, depending on how much water collects there and the quality of the soil. Because these sand dunes are so tall, it's often hard to see what lies beyond each hill.
Generations of elders in these areas have traversed this landscape extensively, developing a profound understanding of places that offer sustenance, water sources, healing remedies, and refuge. This invaluable knowledge is passed down from one generation to the next.