|Date of Birth:||21/03/1972|
|Mother's Country:||Jessie River, Melville Island, NT|
|Father's Country:||Rangini, Melville Island, NT|
|Dreaming:||Takaringa (Scaley Mullet)|
Emerging artist, Sandra Puruntatameri only began painting with Munupi Art in early 2011.Sandra Puruntatameri was raised at Pirlangimpi and fondly remembers going out hunting with her parents most Sundays as a child. She has 5 children, 4 boys and 1 girl.Sandra Puruntatameri paints on linen with natural ochres applied by the traditional pwoja, an instrument used to apply ceremonial designs with ochre on to the body. A carved piece, usually from ironwood with tooth like ends resembling a comb. The pwoja is dipped in to the ochre and applied in rythmic moevements on to the linen. It is a very meditative form of working. This sense of calm emanates from Sandra Purutatameris’ work.
Pwoja JilamaraDuring ceremony on the Tiwi Islands a series of â€˜yoiâ€™ (dances), are performed; some are totemic (inherited from the person's Mother) and some serve to act out the narrative...