Mother and Child Wandjina

"Wanalirri (Wandjinas) are ancestral spirits who created country, people and animals in the north west Kimberley before turning themselves into rock paintings. Every year they replenish waterholes, creeks and rivers through making the wet season."

The predominant white colouring and shape of the Wandjina’s body represent water and clouds which are sometimes offset by the use of a red pigment, representing blood of the Tili (the heart) showing that the Wandjina are partly alive.

Courtesy of Kira Kiro Arts

Year
..2012
Medium
..Ochre on etched bark
Measurement
..510mm x 280mm
Copyright Line
..Copyright Kira Kiro Art Centre