Untitled (Marrapinti) 2008, Dorren Reid Nakamarra

This painting has an incredible optical effect that evokes the corrugated sands surrounding the rockhole site of Marrapinti in Western Australia. Generations of women of the Nangala and Napangati kinship camped at this site during their regular travels east. While at the site the women made nose bones - also known as marrapinti - which are worn through a hole in the nose web as a rite of passage and to ceremonially acknowledge the ancestors of the site.