Linda Puna Australian - Pitjantjatjara, b. 1974
Linda was born in Mimili. Her parents are Puna Yanima and Shannon Kantji. Linda began painting in 2006. Her style is minimal and depicts the country that surrounds Mimili. Linda is confined to a wheelchair and has limited movement to her arms and hands. She was the first Anangu person to be allowed back to the APY Lands in a motorised wheelchair to be with her family. She is highly engaged in community and APY Lands politics. With bold drawing and a joyous use of colour, Linda Puna depicts her community, Mimili and the surrounding homelands. Toyotas, windmills, rock-holes, maku (witchetty grubs) and bush footy are some of the motifs that recur in her works that combine contemporary life in community with Anangu Tjukurpa.