Aboriginal peoples have utilized dots in art and as a form of decoration for centuries, from symbolic patterns on artifacts to body painting for ceremonies. Aboriginal dot painting, in particular, emerged in the early 1970s with Papunya Tula artists, Papunya being an Indigenous community in central Australia. Founded in 1972, the art company Papunya Tula was owned by Aboriginal artists and established to promote and sell Aboriginal art. Dot paintings are most often seen in works from the central and western desert regions of Australia. Dots were used in paintings to fill in designs and obscure sacred symbols, ancestral designs, or elements of stories that were not to be seen by the uninitiated. The creator of the present work, Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi, was one of the founding members of the Western desert Aboriginal art movement as well as an initial shareholder in Papunya Tula. Tjungurrayi’s work is characterized by concentric circles joined by traveling lines in palettes of earthy colors that conveyed his sense of connection to the land.