1988/0183 Liklik

Liklik

Artist

Jimmy PIKE
Indigenous
Birth:
c 1940
 in
Japingka, south of Fitzroy Crossing, Great Sandy Desert, Western Australia
Death:
03 Nov 2002
 in
Derby, Western Australia

Artwork

Title
Liklik
Date
1988
Medium/Material
colour screenprint on paper
Dimensions
64.9 x 81.8cm (sheet) and 42.0 x 59.1 cm (image) (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased 1988
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
1988/0183
Currently not on display

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Artist statementThe story of the emu and hawk. Karnanganyja (emu) used to go hunting, kill all the people for meat. Might be big mob of kids. He used to give cooked ones to his cousins Likjartu (hawk) but he never liked it. Likjartu eat kangaroo and goanna, but he feel sorry for these people. Karnanganyja cooked some people and went to sleep, and Likjartu came and cut off his arms while he was asleep. That’s why Karnanganyja got tiny arms. Karnanganyja dived into the water and turned into a snake. He put that lightning, put on one side good one, one side no good one. That’s law for rain. Karnanganyja still make that noise like water snake. (O'Ferrall, Jimmy Pike - Desert Designs, 1995)

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