Pwonga, 2022

100 × 100 cm
This painting tells a story about Pwonga the spider woman who gave us the designs of the web lines. WhenTiwi look for water they look for the spider webs which tell us there is water near
Christine Puruntatameri was born in Darwin and grew up on Melville Island at Pirlangimpi. Christine went to Darwin for High School. First attending Kormilda College and then St. John’s College until she completed year 11. Christine then returned to Pirlangimpi. Back on Pirlangimpi she met her first partner and they had a daughter. They moved to WA in 2002 and had 2 more children. Christine moved back to Pirlangimpi with her 3 children in 2008. While her children were going to school she came to the Art Centre whenever she could. Christine has worked at the Pirlangimpi store since 2017 and when she has the time she comes to the Art Centre to paint. She loves to paint and uses a pwoja (comb) to apply ochres to canvases.
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