Cindy Morton Pwerle
Cindy Morton Pwerle was born around 1976 and belongs to the Alyawarre speaking people of Utopia, Central desert Australia, North-east of Alice Springs.
Cindy comes from a family of artists being the daughter of the renowned Aboriginal artist Gracie Morton Pwerle, and is the niece of award winning artists, Gloria and Kathleen Petyarre.
Cindy’s stories are reflected most prominently in her depictions of Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming and Bush Plum Dreaming. The significance of the Mountain Devil Lizard is so important to Utopian people, as the once feared lizard is now held sacred given that the Lizard’s journey throughout the land defined it’s landscape and sacred sites.
Similarly, Cindy depicts creation in her Bush Plum dreaming, as the story goes that Bush Plum seeds were blown across the lands at the time of creation and today, it’s fruit continues to be a valuable source of food
The significance of Cindy’s dreaming is adequately displayed in her works, given the intricate dot painting style she uses in both Bush Plum dreaming and Mountain Devil Lizard dreaming. Cindy’s works are highly detailed and combine both strong lines and semi-circular designs, to create a unique aerial depiction of her country.