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Jean Baptiste Apuatimi Jikapayinga (Female Freshwater Crocodile) 2011
Ochre on linen
1800 x 1200mm

"Jikapayinga live in waterlily place. My husband taught me to paint jikapayinga, that cheeky crocodile. She look after her baby, that why she jump out of water. I never go in boat on freshwater, I'm frightened she might jump and grab me. Long ago my husband was hunting and fishing when a big crocodile jumped out of the water and grabbed his arm. He save himself. He grab that inside part and pulled. That crocodile let go and died. He didn't want to eat that crocodile. He been chuck him away."

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