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Darby Ross Tjampitjinpa

Pamapardu Jukurrpa (Flying Ant Dreaming), 1996

Property from The Thomas Vroom Collection

Darby Ross Tjampitjinpa

Darby Ross Tjampitjinpa

Pamapardu Jukurrpa (Flying Ant Dreaming), 1996

Pamapardu Jukurrpa (Flying Ant Dreaming), 1996

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Property from The Thomas Vroom Collection


Darby Ross Tjampitjinpa

Circa 1905 - 2005

Pamapardu Jukurrpa (Flying Ant Dreaming), 1996


Synthetic polymer paint on line

Bears artist's name and Warlukulangu Artist’s catalogue number 61/96 on the reverse

72 in by 24 in (183 by 61 cm)

The painting is unframed and in good condition overall with no repairs or restorations. Some minor scuffing at the corners, the worst being the lower left hand corner where the two dots right near the corner have been scuffed significantly. The stretcher is warping and re-stretching is recommended. 


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Painted for Warlukulangu Artists at Yuendemu, Northern Territory
The Thomas Vroom Collection, The Netherlands, acquired from the above
This painting is sold with accompanying Warlukurlangu Artist's documentation with descriptive notes that reads, "People break open minkirri (ants' nest) then burn the ants that run around with spinifex, then put them into parraja. The concentric circles which feature down the centre of the painting are various sites along the jukurrpa path, and the dashes of colour around the sites represent the flying ants swarming around the minkirri (ant nests)."

According to the documentation the orange markings represent Flying Ants walking around after their wings are broken off, the pink markings are the Ants flying and the green marks are the Ants flying at night.