Paddy Sims quickly laid out the central design elements known as kuruwarri. Then Paddy Japaljarri Sims and Paddy Japaljarri Stewart ("Cookie") set to work dotting the rows of pulsating dots, evoking the shimmer and depth of the stars in the night sky. With the clear, unsullied desert air the Milky Way can be seen most nights as a cloud of stars stretching across the heavens. Paddy Sims granddaughter looks on as the ubiquitous camp dogs fight in the background (notice the dogs dusty paw prints on the surface of the canvas).