Wintjiya Napaltjarri: Untitled
Wintjiya Napaltjarri, Untitled
According to the Charles Darwin University website, Wintjiya Napaltjarri was born at Malparingya, north-west of Kintore in the Northern Territory. She is a senior Pintupi artist who was introduced to painting on canvas in 1994-95 during the Haasts Bluff/Kintore Women’s Painting Project. The following year, she and a number of other Pintupi women began to paint for Papunya Tula Artists.
The work of art
Although untitled, this is quite a bold work of art with strong brush-strokes may reflect natural patterns in the desert or even possibly patterns meaningful to Wintjiya that often were marked out on the ground using a digging stick (the long broad stroke moving vertically in the picture). In either case, the image is a bold one and a strong Indigenous image. The work of art was acquired by the University of Canberra in 2011.