This is a collaborative painting between Pauline Wangin, and her daughter Emma Singer. In this collaborative work, Pauline and Emma share the sacred knowledge and visual language passed on from mother to daughter.
The painting depicts tjukurpa (story) about the journey of water, explaining how to care for kapi tjukula (water holes), particularly in the area around paralpii (Victory Well). This tjukurpa was passed on to Pauline by her mother: “One time when I was a little girl, my mother and me went out driving to collect bush tucker. It was a very hot day, and our car broke down. We didn't have any water with us, and I was scared, but my mother led me away from the car to kapi tjukula really closeby. She taught me how to find it, and how to care for it. After emptying the kapi (water) with mara munu punu (hands and sticks) the empty tjukula is cleaned. We place punu tjuta (many sticks and branches) over the top of the tjukula and use puli pulka (big rock) to stop them blowing away. Now no animals can dirty the new water that will soon collect."
Through the process of collaborative painting, this story is now passed on to Pauline's daughter Emma.