by CORNELIA TIPUAMANTUMIRRI
Tiwi art - Melville Island
Natural pigments on Linen
150cm x 80cm
Catalogue number: 13-305
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Cornelia depicts the tidal movement of waters in and around the seas and creeks of the Tiwi Islands.
Not just influencing fishing and hunting opportunities, the movement of water carries masses of salt and sand, transforming the land and changing the coastal landscape.
WINGA can also be translated as 'waves', just one part of the changing tides.
Tidal surges are at their most powerful when a king tide occurs during the wet season, especially during a full moon.
Cornelia has a strong bond to the waters surrounding the Tiwi Islands, forged by a lifetime of memories, living encircled within the tides of the Arafura Sea.