Yawk Yawk Spirit Figures

Owen Yalandja

Yawk Yawk Spirit Figures by Owen Yalandja

Details

Artist
Owen Yalandja
Title
Yawk Yawk Spirit Figures
Medium
Kurrajong (Brachychiton diversifolius) with ochre pigment and pvc fixative
Size
various

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examples of Owen Yalandja's figures.

Owen Yalandja is a senior member of the Dangkorlo clan, the custodians of an important yawkyawk site. Owen's art almost exclusively deals with the representation of the Yawk Yawk spirits near Barrihdjowkkeng, usually depicted with the tails of fish Yawk Yawk are female water spirits that in appearance and habit closely resemble the European notion of mermaids. They are usually associated with powerful conception sites, within a clan's country.