Djambawa Marawili AM
Image: 52 x 35 cm, Paper: 63 x 53 cm, BFK Rives
This is Djet (sea eagle) at the country named Ngarri, close to Baniyala. Once they were human beings, and father got selfish and didn’t give him a fish.
Djet (his son) started crying and crying until feathers came. Then the little Djet turned into a bird and flew up.
The father saw him and also flew up into the sky. Today Djet are real birds( like the ones in the picture) catching fish with their beaks.
The cloud in that appears in the top is a storm cloud, which symbolises drawing fresh water out of the saltwater and bringing new life to the land.
Printed Yirrkala Print Space 2019