Collection Online
Medium
earth pigments and synthetic polymer paint on composition board
Measurements
56.5 × 49.9 cm
Place/s of Execution
Papunya, Northern Territory
Inscription
inscribed (inverted) in fibre-tipped pen on reverse u.c.r.: 17016
Accession Number
O.9-1989
Department
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Mrs Douglas Carnegie OAM, 1989
© artists and their estates 2011, licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Limited and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
This work in red ochre with white dotting — reads like a miniaturised ground painting. The artist represents a snake in its profound elemental power. The concentric circles are the coiled up body of the snake and its camp or waterhole and also denote a place of living water. The white dotting indicates the earth.