The painting depicts designs associated with Kapi Tjukurrpa (Water Dreaming) at Kalipinypa, a site northwest of Kintore. The tjukurrpa tells of an important rain making ceremony to invoke the elements. It is a powerful storm bringing on the lightning, thunderclouds and rain sending its deluge to rejuvenate the earth, filling rock holes, clay pans and creeks. It has the power to create new life and growth upon the land.
Many artists at Papunya Tjupi Arts have inherited the rights to paint this site. Maureen’s depiction focuses on the lightning and the rain drops which over the years have formed Maureen’s own unique geometrical style that continues to develop and evolve.