Law of the Wardaman People

4 AM 4050/06
Bill Harney Long Yam Dreaming 2006
Natural ochres & pigments on Galacia linen
570 x 1010mm
$2100

"Magairamun Dreaming - Long Yam. It was made by the Grasshopper called Lidi. Then he made a trade with Duwallajabbi the Black Headed Python. Then he said to King Brown called Illorabun "You bite this in your mouth". Then he sang with song called Yarrindi and then all the milk off the yam went into King Brown's teeth and that's why he has the poison in his teeth today. They made that law there at a place called Galleddji. That's in my country, my dreaming - Long Yam Dreaming". Bill Harney, October 2006.

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