Blue Tongue Lizard
Acrylic paints on linen
|Description:||The Dreaming depicted in this painting revolves around the site known as Lungkarda (home of the blue tongue lizard). In this painting Debra has used the skills and techniques she has learnt from her association with old masters over the years. This piece depicts traditional symbols and is typical of the old men from Kintore and Papunya.
Debra McDonald is the grand daughter of the late Shorty Lungkata Tjungurrayi (c.1920-1987). Shorty was a Pintubi man from Lake MacDonald in the Gibson Desert, central Australia. In 1948 he moved to Haasts Bluff and Papunya, both Debra and Shorty’s stories refer to his country of Lake MacDonald. Debra is married to the nephew of Turkey Tolson and son of the great female artist Mitjili.