Jabanunga (Rainbow Serpent)
- Rover Thomas
- Jabanunga (Rainbow Serpent)
- ochre and binder on canvas
- 180 x 270 cm
Region: East Kimberley, W.A.
Community: Warmun (Turkey Creek)
Language: Kukatja / Wangajungka
Reproduced courtesy the copyright holder.
Warmun Traditional Artists, W.A.
private collection, W.A.
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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