Acrylic Paint on canvas, stretched and ready to hang.
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The story of two men who took the form of goannas, they traveled from Perth across the desert through Blackstone to Docker River. The two men were powerful magicians. They often punished or killed wrong doers but sometimes went too far and were cruel in the exercise of their powers. To amuse themselves, they sometimes played the tricksters. They usually took the form of goanna but they could turn into other animals as well. At Blackstone, they actually tricked each other when they both changed their appearance at the same time. This is behind the meaning of the name Papulankutja (they couldn’t recognize each other) which is the indigenous name for the Blackstone community. Finally, when they got to Docker River they had become so arrogant that they walked straight into some local men’s business even though they were warned not to by the women. The Docker River men killed them.
Please note: this artwork is currently being displayed at the Porter Davis World of Style Showroom in Southbank, VIC.
Acrylic on cotton canvas
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Stretched and ready to hang
This artwork is currently stretched and ready to hang.