Ginger Yikilyiri: Kunamata
Ginger Wiikilyiri , Kunamata
According to the Nomad Arts Page, Ginger was born at Kunamata a rock hole south of Nyapari in 1932. His father had three wives. Wingu Tingima is the daughter of the first wife and Ginger the son of the second. Ginger is a senior law man and has cultural responsibilities for both Kunumata and Piltati.
The Work of Art
Kunamata refers to a rock hole south of Nyapari, Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands,in South Australia. It is a limited edition screenprint that details the landscape known to Ginger Wikilyiri. This is just one of a number of designs titled 'Kunamata' by Ginger although many of the artistic motifs are similar across each work of art.
According to Nomad Art ,Tjulpu palumpa ngura apu kulpi (these birds have their home in small caves in the rocky hills). Tjulpu ini ipuru, tjulpu mutu- mutu (the name of these birds is spinifex pigeon and they are small birds). Apu Kunamata pulka tjuta (at Kunamata there are many big rocky hills). Kuniya wati munu kuniya minyma ananyi palumpa ngura tali (one man and women python are going to there home in the sandhills) Ngayuku ngura Kunamata (my home is at Kunamata).