Artist: Karen Kulyuru
Story: 'Walka Tjukula (rockhole design)' by Karen Kulyuru. Karen describes her painting as Walka. Walka is any meaningful mark or pattern and may be an image on a cave wall, on rock or on sand and has cultural and ritual significance. It is used on the body during inma or ceremony. This painting depicts rockholes, sandhills and the roads between these places. Karen is very influenced by the beautiful colours and shapes of the landscape. She uses both desert tones and brighter hue in her works. She often illustrates aspects of nature in her work, from the desert country where she grew up and also likes to paint the flora here in Adelaide, where she has lived for many years.