Yanda Art, NT Cat No. TW201368
Private Collection, NSW
The artist has depicted the country of his birth not far from Kata Juta and Uluru. According to the creation story fo this area a major battle took place between the White Cockatoo and the Eagle, during which white feathers were scattered about and the landscape became indented by the entangled protagonists crashing to the ground several times. Here we see underground water in the form of the subterranean streams that filled these depressions with water and the circular amphitheatre that was created by the sweep of wings.
In keeping with the depiction of Dreaming stories throughout the Western Desert, the landscape is rendered sacred and numinous through the actions of mythic creator beings during it formation.Share