Wangupini (Thunder cloud), 2021


  • 56cm x 38cm
  • 2021
  • Acrylic on paper
  • Catalog No: 1077-21-659
  • The maternal Thunderhead cloud is Waŋupini. This is shown in its feminine shape as the anvil shaped Wet Season cumulo-nimbus. There is a metaphor for the soul’s journey from life to death to rest to rebirth. The saltwater flows to the horizon where it is taken up as water vapour by the feminine thunderhead cloud which carries it as the pregnant maternal shape to the escarpment where it gives birth through rain.
  • Painting on paper
  • Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts