Thomas is now an established and gifted artist
who paints the stories of ‘Tingari’. This recounts the extensive journeys of their ancestral ancestors
as they covered the vast expanse of the Western desert region.
Tingari is instilled in a series of secret song
lines and sacred men’s business. Thomas Tjapaltjarri uses journey lines and
over dotting as a device to protect the highly secretive and private elements
of these stories. The meanings behind
Tingari paintings are believed to be multi-layered, however, they are not
available to the uninitiated.