Wawiriya Burton is a senior woman of law in the region. She is Ngangkari (traditional healer) and is a revered caretaker of Anangu law and culture.
Here, Wawiriya is telling the story of her father’s country near Piplatjatjara, west of Amata. It depicts minyma mingkiri tjuta - meaning many small female desert mice. The mingkiri are pregnant and give birth to many babies. They then journey to the surrounding rockholes in search of food and water to feed their young. The dotted lines are mingkiri tracks.
In this painting Wawiriya has depicted her country. The different colours and designs represent variations in the landscape.