Queenie McKenzie was only active in the Aboriginal art scene for a little over a decade, but in that time she cemented herself as an outstanding and groundbreaking member of not only her local community of Warmun (Turkey Creek), but the Aboriginal art movement as a whole.
Having seen the success attained by the male painters of Warmun she was inspired to begin painting herself, and with the encouragement of Rover Thomas and became the first Warmun woman to begin painting circa 1987. Queenie was also one of the most senior women in Gija women's law and ceremony.
Like much of her work this piece is a depiction of Queenie's country, the lands surrounding the community of Warnum and it's mountains and rock formations. painted in Ochre this is a beautiful piece with a very traditional feel to it.