‘Wanampi Tjukurrpa (Snake Dreaming)’ painting


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As told by Francis Marshall. My father’s father’s Dreaming, my grandfather. We go there, Pikilily Top Springs west of Yuendumu out there. It’s still there, a scary place. The snake Dreaming my father told me about this Dreaming. You see the water hole and trees blowing big snake did put concert on my grandfathers and buried his spirit there. He is s still there that’s why I paint this dreaming to call him up. My grandfathers spirit talk me, he talk me to paint when I was a little boy. My grandfather spirit come to me talk to me about this place. Pikilily Top Springs, snake dreaming, sacred place.

Acrylic on Belgian Linen, stretched over a timber frame.

180 x 100cm.

Ikuntji Artists of Haasts Bluff, Northern Territory, Australia.

Meet the Artist

Francis Marshall

When asked why he paints, Francis says, “My grandfather told me…Going and talking country, when the wind blows, I feel that spirit, it makes me happy – that’s why I’m painting on canvas, it makes me happy”.

Meet the Artist