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synthetic polymer paint on canvas
110.6 × 97.8 cm
Place/s of Execution
Borroloola, Northern Territory
Accession Number
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Mr and Mrs Gordon Darling AO CMG, Member, 1996
© Reproduced courtesy of the Estate of Ginger Riley Munduwalawala & Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
Gallery location
Not on display
The artist depicts the sacred liver tree, a man made totem. The shark gave his liver to create these structures. The eggs laid by the King Brown snake are shown between the roots of the single heraldic tree. Garimala, the male/female creator snake is shown on either side of the tree, protecting the liver tree and the eggs.