Tjaruwa has painted the area around which she was born and grew up. Her family was the last people to emerge from the Great Victoria Desert in 1986 where she maintained a traditional hunter gatherer lifestyle until the wider Spinifex group decided to "bring them in." In this work she has painted Minyma Tjilkamata (the Echidna Woman) Tjukurpa from Waratata. The woman left the rock hole and travelled to Watjula a large rocky area in breakaway country. She died here and her body forms the large rock formations. Here water is to be found not in rockholes but in the crevices and cracks within the rock surface.