This painting depicts the site of Warren Creek, just to the west of the Mount Liebig Community. This is the country of Lorna's grandfather and there are both rockholes and soakage waters at the site. The shapes in the work represent the creek, rockholes, soakage sites and sandhills in the area.
During ancestral times a large group of women camped at Warren Creek gathering the edible berries and fruit growing in the vicinity of the site. These included kampurarrpa (desert raisin), ili (desert fig), ipalu (bush banana) and pura (bush tomato). The women also dug for ngari (honey ants) and maku (witchetty grubs).
Purchased at Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs;
2011, Leslie Smith Gallery, Amsterdam
Lorna was born around 1965 and lives west of Alice Springs. She is a second generation artist who paints for Papunya Tula Artists. Her father is Timmy Payungka Tjapangati, a painter belonging to the first generation of the Papunya Tula Artists collective. Lorna herself began painting in 1996. From 1999 onwards, only three years after she started painting, awareness about her rose follow . . .