Image Size: 50 x 32.3cm; Paper Size: 10 x 56cm; Paper: Hahnemuhle
As told by the artist:
This print is a reflection of how I see the stars in the night sky. To me, they come in all different sizes and colours and they cross all over the night sky. When I look up at the stars it makes me happy & proud. The stars are like our ancestors – they keep us connected always. The stars are a part of my miny’tji. It is the same story as my barks. Ganyu is a star. Yolngu people dance it, both Yirritja and Dhuwa stars. Banumbirr is a Dhuwa star and Djulpan is Yirritja Star. I love to look at the stars and watch for shooting stars. This print is about the last star called “Djulpan”. It is a Yirritja moiety, my grandmother’s painting. I watched my grandmother’s hands when I was little. This is how I learned to do my own prints. I started working at the Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Art Centre when I was 16 years old and became one of its youngest artists back then, following in my grandmother’s footsteps. My grandmother’s paintings were about the stars as well, but she used many different colours. I chose these colours because I like it.