This is one of Malcolm’s first 2 pieces of glass art. It depicts Lander River in Warlpiri country near Willowra. The Lander River is 250 miles NW of Alice Springs in the Tanami Desert. It is the home of the Lander River Warlpiri. I am Kurdungulu (policeman) for this area. From Lander River emerged many Dreamings the principal ones being Budgerigar, Owl, Emu, and Parda Punta (Flying Ant). I have lived most of my life on this area of land and done all my ceremonies here. I began painting this image in 2005. My family loves this image which makes me quite proud. When the Lander River floods the Frog Dreaming emerges. It is the frog that buries itself in the ground and only appears when it is in flood. The Budgerigar Ancestors emerged from where the fork in the river is and spread their wings and flew all across this country. The Budgerigar Ancestors finished their ceremonies by little soft kisses. My nieces are kirda (owners) of this site. At the fork of the river is a permanent water hole. When it was drought times all Warlpiri people gathered here. Willowra, my community, means the site of the first footprints. In 1979 the Lander River Warlpiri got total unalienated freehold title to this land. I will be buried here. This is an original piece by me, Malcolm Jagamarra Maloney. Production details Malcolm Jagmarra painted this piece at Bonegilla Glass, near Albury, in April 2005. The work commenced as 2 flat slabs of glass. Technician, Summer Matthews, cemented the 2 slabs together with a special chemical composition and the resultant sandwich was fired in the kiln producing a blue bubbled interface. Malcolm then drew an image of the fork in the Lander River. This was cut out of cardboard and stuck onto the front surface of the slab. He then painted the rocks and gravels surrounding the river using a yellow enamel paint. The cardboard cutout was removed and the work fired in the kiln at about 600 degrees C. After cooling, Malcolm then reapplied the yellow enamel building up the surface. The work was then placed in the kiln and fired at 800 degrees C over a stainless steel former to slump it into the final shape. This piece is one of two works completed by the artist at that time.