This work depicts the story of two female ancestors, sisters, in the Watarru area in South Australia.
These sisters are fleeing a man who is pursuing them, hiding in rockholes and caves amid the sandy desert plains. The hypnotising background patterns of lines and dots represent the vast sands of the desert. The younger sister is pregnant; this is indicated by the large symbol of concentric circles,
which is the design painted onto pregnant women’s bellies for ceremony. The motif of two smaller circles connected by strong lines represents the body paint of the older sister, whose chest would be painted with this design. The oldest sister is caring for her younger sister and helping to keep them hidden from the man pursuing them.