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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.

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Acrylic on Deep edged stretch canvas

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