Emu, 2 Men and Kangaroo - Dreamtime Spirits

Artist: Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

Region: Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay) / Western Desert

Medium/Type: Painting

Size: 60 x 42 cm

Catalogue Number: 155/90LS

Status: Private Collection

Born: c 1937
Country: Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay) / Western Desert
Catalogue No: 155 / 90LS
Medium: Cotton canvas with black wooden border frame
Size: 60 cm x 42 cm

In this painting Linda is recalling childhood memories of the time when she lived near Lake Mackay in the Gibson Desert (1937 - 1948).

The concentric circle is the great salt lake of Lake MacKay. This is her father and grandfather’s ancestral country. The U shapes are two men, Tjapaltjarri and Tjungarrayi who belong to the Emu and Kangaroo Dreaming. 

The figure on the left represents the spirit of the Emu Man and the figure on the right represents the spirit of the Kangaroo Man.

Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

Regions: Gibson Desert, WA, Western Desert

Just as the Dreaming connects all of life, Linda herself incorporates contemporary events into the Dreaming…

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