The artist represents Luurnpa, the ancestral kingfisher who led the Kukatja people to their country in the Dreaming. He travelled down from the north stopping at all the sources of living water in the desert. He came to Tjalputjalpu, north of Lake MacKay and camped beside all the warran (ephemeral claypans) that join up to form one vast flood plain after the heavy rains of summer.
The rectangular shapes down each side of the composition indicate the clay pans. The vertical and horizontal lines represent karru (creeks) and the parallel transverse lines depict Luurnpa's spears.
Luurnpa has left special powers and Big Law at some of these sacred places, which form an essential part of Kukatja men's business today.