Helicopter Tjungurrayi's painting Wangkartu depicts some of his traditional country which is located far to the south-west of Balgo in the Great Sandy Desert.
This country is known as Wangkartu named for the tjurrnu, or soakwater featured in the centre of the painting. It is also the country of Helicopter's father. It was in this country that Helicopter was born and travelled and hunted as a young man with his family, moving between the different tjurrnu.
The majority of the painting represents the tali, or sand dunes which dominate the landscape of the area. In the centre is the jinta, or living water, at Wangkartu around which people from many families would camp. It is also good country for hunting goanna and pussy cat and for collecting kumpatja (bush tomato) and kantilli (bush raisin).