Ancestral Journeys

9 AM 2110/04
William Sandy Emu Dreaming 2004
Acrylic on linen
406 x 1524mm

This painting depicts the travels of the Emu ancestors through William Sandy's mother's country, which is Pitjantjatjarra land in the north of South Australia. The ancestors performed ceremonies and various other deeds during the world creation Dreamtime period in which features of the landscape were created. These deeds are honoured by the desert Aboriginal people in present day ceremonies at a place called Kaanpi. The red lines represent the emu ancestors on their journey. The dotting symbolises the landscape in that area.

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