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Mercy Payrrmurra Fredericks The Black Widow Snake 2011
Natural ochre & pigment on canvas
450 x 450mm

This work depicts "Donombi" the black widow snake, curled around her eggs in the centre. She is looking after the baby snake spirits. When she sees a human baby spirit, she says "You shouldn't be here, come into my nest and I will protect you". This painting was exhibited at "Revealed", Central Institute of Technology, Oct/Nov 2011.

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