DETAIL : Jimmy BAKER 'Katatjita' 2006 synthetic polymer paint on canvas, Courtesy of Marshall Arts Aboriginal Fine Art Gallery, � Jimmy Baker
Maringka BAKER | Kata Ala

BAKER, Maringka
Australia 1951 /1953
Kata Ala 2006
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
124.0 (h) x 157.0 (w) cm
Courtesy of Private Collection
© Maringka Baker

Kapi piti mankurpa (three rockholes).This country is Kata Ala. This is my family’s place in Western Australia. Mina tjunu manta unrigu ngarinyi (the water is underground). Minyma manta tjawaningi (the women would dig for the water). Tjawara utilpai, manu ungutja tjikinma (they would dig into the sand and drink the water). When I was a child I used to sit down in this country.

Maringka Baker, 2007