Acrylic on stretched canvas, ready to hang.
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‘Yiray’ means ‘Sun’ in Wiradjuri.
In our dreamtime, before there was even a sun, only existed animals the moon & stars.. One day Dinewan the emu & Brolga the bird were arguing. Brolga got so angry that she ran over to Dinewans nest, grabbed one of her huge eggs & threw it up into the sky.
The large egg landed on a heap of firewood breaking & spilling the yellow yolk that then burst into flames. The flames were so bright that they lit up the world below, the animals were astonished by the dazzling brightness.
A good spirit who lived in the sky saw how beautiful the world looked when it was alight so he made a promise to make a fire every day, which he has done ever since.
Source- Wotjobaluk people of northern Victoria (see Massola, 1968)
The bottom represents people, a family or close group. The background is in representation of our rainbow serpent, our giver of life. This painting is very spiritual, It holds great significance and power.
Acrylic on Deep edged stretch canvas
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Stretched and ready to hang
This artwork is currently stretched and ready to hang.