Commissioned by Duncan Kentish Cat No. 013/93
Greenaway Art Gallery, SA
Private Collection, Vic
For David Downs, the primary vehicle for expressing his two-way religious philosophy was the song cycle of Kurtal, the ancestral rain man. He was born on a distant island and traveled to the Kimberley as a cyclone. As he moved further inland he created places of ‘living water’ (permanent water sources) and visited other rain men, occasionally gaining valuable items from them through trickery and magic.
The inscription verso reads 'Self portrait: Dream resolution of the three lights into one'.Share