2017 Finalists

Maykarran, 2017

by Gutiŋarra Yunupiŋu

Finalist, 2017
Duration: 1 minute 5 second (loop)
Single channel HD digital video using projection

Artist's statement

There are too many things around me in the outside world telling me where to go, telling me where to stand. Like Maykarran, the gecko lizard that makes the lightning, the distractions catch my eye and attract my mind. But my foundation is strong. The gapan (white clay) which I paint on my head grounds me to my ancestors and my ceremonial law. It focuses my mind and reminds me who I am.