Marriage Laws

"This painting is all about marriage. The two birds represent Wodoi and Jungun, the two skin groups. You always marry the opposite skin group and into a different clan group. The young couple are there, they are promised to each other very young by their parents or grandparents. The moon and star – the star is the evening star and the moon and that star are always trying to come closer to each other – just like the young couple. Wandjina is the creator who gave us these stories, these marriage laws."

Courtesy of Mowanjum Art & Culture Centre

..Ochre pigments on canvas
..400mm x 300mm
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