Bush Turkey (Arwengerrp) Dreaming by Cowboy Louie
In his work Cowboy Louie depicts his Bush Turkey (Arwengerrp) Dreaming using traditional dot symbols on a background of dark, earthy colours. His work is characterised by geometric shapes outlined in dots. The circles, points and triangles represent the Bush Turkey’s tracks and flight path as he moves between the soakages (represented by concentric circles of dots) over Cowboy Louie’s country.
The tracks of the Bush Turkey Ancestor show that this is an important creation site for the bush turkey ancestors.
Cowboy Louie Pwerle was born in 1941 on Old MacDonald station. He is the younger brother of Louie Pwerle (deceased) who was an important Utopian artist and is an Eastern Anmatyerr speaker. His traditional country lies on the Western side of the Sandover River on Utopia station and stretches west on to Mt Skinner. Cowboy lives at Mosquito Bore with his two wives, both of whom are the sisters Carol and Elizabeth Kngwarreye.