A very popular food source for the local Western desert tribal groups. It is painted by both women and men.
Jack Jangala Cook - Yuelamu Artist - Northern Territory Australia
Born in 1935 at Napperby Station Jack is an Anmatyerre language speaker and worked for many years as a stockman on Mt Allan station before the land was returned to the traditional owners. Jack was instrumental in the land being handed back to its traditional owners and was one of the main spokesmen that travelled to Canberra to meet the Prime Minister and present their case which hinged on several of the important dreaming sites on Mt Allan station.
Jack's paintings are exceptional. His use of traditional colours, well executed designs and the small intricate dots make for a spectacular effect and his paintings are very highly sought after. He paints a number of dreamings including water, emu, turkey, flying ant and snake dreamings.
See also page 79 of the "Aboriginal artists of the Western desert" a biographical dictionary by Vivien Johnson