Jabanunga (Rainbow Serpent)

Rover Thomas

Thomas, Rover 214071 JABANUNGA (Rainbow Serpent)
Jabanunga (Rainbow Serpent) by Rover Thomas

Details

Artist
Rover Thomas
Title
Jabanunga (Rainbow Serpent)
Year
1996
Medium
ochre and binder on canvas
Size
180 x 270 cm
Details

Region: East Kimberley, W.A.
Community: Warmun (Turkey Creek)
Language: Kukatja / Wangajungka

Reproduced courtesy the copyright holder.

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Provenance

Warmun Traditional Artists, W.A.
private collection, W.A.

Further Information

The painting depicts the Rainbow Serpent penetrating the earth. The concentric circles represent both his eyes and vital organs and specific sites in the Pilbara where the Rainbow Serpent entered the ground on his subterranean journey to the sea following Cyclone Tracey and the destruction of Darwin on Christmas Day 1974.

 

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