1989/0253 Yarntayi

Yarntayi

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
Yarntayi
Date
1989
Medium/Material
multi-colour screen-print
Dimensions
67.3 x 81.7cm (sheet)48.7 x 61.3cm (image - irregular) (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased 1989
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
1989/0253
Currently not on display

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Artist statementTwo snakes bin travelling Dreamtime through green grass, sandhill on both sides. They make big track first, then small track. They find big mob of people playing corroboree, and the two fellas went round, one on each side. They made the ground soft with their tails. The people were in the middle, like an island. The snakes made the ground damp and sink down and drown all the people, then they ate all the people. Then they keep going. They make a camp and sink down in the water on two sides, one good one, one salty one. When they bin go they bin make a camp right there. That’s country for Looma people. (O'Ferrall, Jimmy Pike - Desert Designs, 1995)

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