Lorna Fencer Napurrula
Lorna Fencer Napurrula, © Warlpiri
Picture of Lorna Fencer Napurrula
One of the last paintings by one of the greatest Lajamanu Warlpiri artists, "Catepillar Dreaming" tells the story of women heading into the bush to collect bush tucker. The women often come across a caterpillar that they call "Cheeky One". This is because this particular caterpillar constantly bites the women while they are picking the fruit, making them very itchy.

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Lorna Fencer Napurrula was one of the greatest Lajamanu Warlpiri artists. As a senior custodian for the Napurrula Dreamings she provided special and privileged insights into her culture via her painting. Lorna was a bold innovator, especially in the use of color, and her late canvases moved to a new level where one will see a brilliant palette of colors that provides a new approach to the ancient Dreaming stories that were within her domain.

"The combination of her unrivalled knowledge of tribal lore and Dreamings along with her intuitive use of colour and free gestural brush strokes in telling her stories, has lead to comparisons with the late Emily Kngwarreye. Yet Napurrula's work is decidedly and uniquely her own."--Japingka Gallery


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Catepillar Dreaming

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