Aboriginal art. Heart of My People II by Andrew Williams.
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It is a very large and complex work depicting many of the forest animals and sea creatures encountered by these coastal Aboriginal people in their daily lives. Note the rainbow serpent, the creature running horizontally through the work and the pair of spirit men or ancestral beings. The long necked tortoise and saltpetre crocodile, colourful reef fish, star fish and manta rays are all included as is the hatch of baby turtles. The tribe is at the heart of it all at their meeting place or campsite with it's central campfire.
Tides of the dolphinEach painting tells a traditional story of the specific dreamings, which are handed down through the generations by their Ancestors.Traditionally Aboriginal Artists are by Tribal Law, only allowed to paint their own Dreamings.
20 coolamon with carrying handle 21 camp site-stone well-rock hole-breast-fire-hole or fruit22 water-rainbow-snake-lightning-cliff-honey store23 man24 men sitting with boomerangs & spear25 spinifex26 spear thrower 27 dingo tracks28 woman & man or 2 persons back to back29 killer boomerang30 woomera31 spirit ancestor32 tribes33 yam34 lizard tracks35 2 men sitting by a water hole36 water hole 37 returning boomerang38 4 bladed boomerang used to keep ducks & birds down over water to run them into nets set across water