“These Wandjina are waking up, you know, together. They are Land Wandjinas – they are waking up and looking out. And that’s how they get together – they have liked a meeting, get together, setting the rules and law down. That Wurdoo, it is bringing us out to carry it on – it’s their law, we are doing that today with our children.
“I always see them when I come out to this country – I feel it. They are very strong, they speak to me in their way – they are very spiritual Wandjinas. When I go back to my homeland I see them that way, they wake up and see whose coming. What I’m painting is what I’m feeling inside – it’s strong.
“They’re from Freshwater Cove, coming up from here [Cone Bay] that’s my grannies’ country – my grandfather’s country. They are real to me. They learn all the law – today we are teaching the children, they grow up and keep the same law.”
Courtesy of Mowanjum Art & Culture Centre