Barrmula Yunupiŋu (dec)
Colour reduction linocut
Image: 59 x 25cm, Paper: 73 x 47cm Somerset
Bäru ga Gatapaŋa
As told by the artist:
‘A long time ago there was a bäru (crocodile) and gatapaŋa (buffalo) and they were happy. The Gatapaŋa was grazing grass and Bäru was in the billabong.
One day Bäru was very hungry. He had been looking at Gatapaŋa for a very long time. He said he wanted to talk with Gatapaŋa. Bäru was clever; he tricked Gatapaŋa and ate him.
I knew this had happened because I saw Bäru’s footprints at the billabong. I followed the footprints and then saw the buffalo bones.
Bäru was happy because he had a good feed, but it was bad luck for Gatapaŋa.’