inscribed in black fibre-tipped pen on reverse u.c.: MICKEY / DAYPURRUN No 2 / iiLaiaoli DAY / c/-ELCHO ISLAND / ARTS / CRAFTS. inscribed in black felt-tipped pen on reverse c.: NORTHERN TERRITORY / ABORIGINAL ART AWARDS / 1993
This painting depicts Dambala, the sacred landing place for the Djang'kawu as well as important sites on Elcho Island created by the Djang'kawu sisters who gave birth to the first generation of human beings.
Dambala is situated between the homelands of Namulara and Matjaka. This location is significant and sacred to Daypurryun and his people. The rows of dots indicate bubbles from the freshwater springs found in the ocean.