99 x 54cm Paper: HAHNEMUHLE
This is Gunybi’s mother clan, the Dhalwangu.
The parallel wavy lines take the flow of water to the open ocean, Mungurru. It is here on the horizon that the waters from other Yirritja clans, the Madarrpa, Manggalili and Munyuku merge and mingle. The hunter’s harpoon floats incessantly between the various coastal saltwater estates of these clans. It is also here that the feminine thunderclouds take up life-giving water to rain back over the hinterlands, thence to flow through the river systems and meet the saltwater tidal surge. The transformation of saltwater into fresh and back into salt mirrors the soul as it changes its outward form from corporeal to ethereal and so on.
Printed April 2013