acrylic on linen
107 × 91 cm
Community stock number: 1210021
Papunya Tula Artists Pty Limited, NT
Morris Gibson Tjapaltjarri was born in 1957 and is the son of famed Papunya Tula artist, Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi and Ningura Napurrula, and is also closely related to artist Willy Tjungurrayi.
His family first visited Papunya in 1962 when Morris was a young boy, and then returned to his Pintupi homelands. The next year his family was part of a large group of Pintupi people who walked the hundreds of kilometres back to Papunya where they settled and stayed. Morris eventually moved to Kintore with his wife Helen where they reside to this day.
Having learned and now inherited custodianship of Dreaming stories from his father, predominantly the Tingari Dreaming Cycle and began painting in 1998, immediately after his Fathers death, due to the vivid dreams he had about his now custodial responsibilities.
This painting depicts designs associated with the Untari (lizard) Dreaming at Piruwatjarra, a soakage water site west of Kaakuratintja (Lake Macdonald).