My father’s country – Lupul Tjukurrpa by Ena Fly


This painting depicts  ‘Lupul’, the country and Tjukurrpa (Dreaming) of Ena’s father, Long Tom Tjapanangka. ‘Lupul’ (Sir Fredrick Range) is located close to Tjukurrla, just West of the Northern Territory/Western Australia border. Ena paints the story of a little bird who travelled north from its country in Tjukurla. She depicts the sand hills, plants and animals along that journey. After travelling north, seeing the country and hearing many different languages along the way, the little bird then returned to Tjukurrla where it remains today.