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Tjala Tjurkurpa (Honey Ant Story)

Yaritji Young

"Tjala Tjurkurpa (Honey Ant Story)" by Yaritji Young

These two vibrant pieces form part in a series composed by traditional owner of Tjala country, Yaritji Young, called the Tjala Tjurkurpa (Honey Ant Story). The series tells the story of the honey ants, a favoured food source, which burrow underground beneath the Mulga trees. The twisted lines and shapes imply the tunnels (nyinantu) and cavities formed by the ants, and also the drill holes by the Pitjantjatjara people from when they go searching for them.