Janganpa Jukurrpa Canvas Art Print - An abstract and contemporary Aboriginal artwork that features a collision of colours, overlaid with circles and dots, in a muted and earthy colour palette of warm red, blue and yellow.
For every Jangapa Jukurrpa artwork sold, a percentage of the sale price goes directly back to the artist.
Janganpa Jukurrpa (common brush-tail possum Dreaming) travels all over Warlpiri country. 'Janganpa' are nocturnal animals that often nest in the hollows of white gum trees ('wapunungka'). The Janganpa Jukurrpa belongs to Jakamarra/Jupurrurla men and Nakamarra/Napurrurla women.
In Warlpiri paintings traditional iconography is used to represent this Jukurrpa. 'Janganpa' tracks are often represented as 'E' shaped figures and concentric circles are used to depict the trees in which the 'janganpa' live, and also the sites at Mawurrji.
Steven Nelson has developed his own characteristic style in the depiction of the Jukurrpa, he is not using traditional iconography, his abstract representation of his dreaming is an exploration of the relationship of colour and form to depict the landscape and the story associated to his Jukurrpa.