Gemerre

'This is them scars that the old people used to cut across their bodies. Their leg, arm and stomach. This keep im safe when going across rivers, so that the Rainbow Serpent doesn't get you.”

Phyllis has painted the traditional scarification marks that Gija people used to incise on each other for law and ceremonial activities.

Courtesy of Warmun Art

Year
..2013
Medium
..Natural ochre and pigments on canvas
Measurement
..1500mm x 900mm
Copyright Line
..Copyright Warmun Art Centre