Ngangkari Ngura (Healing Country)
synthetic polymer paint on linen
122 x 198cm
Courtesy the artist and Iwantja Arts
'My artworks are about ngangkari, what it feels like and what it means to be ngangkari - so they're really important to me.
'They're all about my feelings and thoughts about my ngangkari practice. I love drawing and painting - thinking and feeling and moving around, following my thoughts and ideas.
'I've painting tjukula tjuta (many rockholes) and the kapi (water) flowing through the landscape, just like the energy that flows through people and places - it's invisible to most people but ngangkari like me can see spirits and feel a lot of different energy.'
(Ngangkari = traditional healer/traditional healing practices)