Thirringgenyji

“Thirringgenyji, like a Doomboony, some sort of owl, but different. Dreamtime, when they been walkin’, you know, man and woman. When they been all together, that Garnkiny [moon] mob, woodpecker mob, every animal you know. In the Dreamtime, they all been lined up and split up. Garnkiny go to Springvale [Barlinyin], this one to Tickalara [Jaralun]. This is that little rock in Tickalara – only a few feet high. In that cave, when time used to stop, when they been in creation, man and woman, they been blown out of this rock. They became animals, like these little Thirringgenyji.”

Courtesy of Warmun Art

Year
2012
Medium
Natural ochre and pigments on canvas
Measurement
800mm x 600mm
Copyright Line
Copyright Warmun Art Centre