Ancestral Journeys

3 AM 5439/07
William Sandy Emu Dreaming at Kaanpi 2007
Acrylic on linen
1220 x 1220mm

In this painting William has the dreaming associated with the country around Kanpi in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in South Australia. It tells how the emu ancestors crossed the lands creating living things and the topography we see today. The circle is a kapi tjukula or rock hole where the emu stop to drink. The black lines are the traditional paths or tracks travelled by the emu.

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