Aboriginal painting in natural ochre, charcoal and kaolin with natural binder.
"Namarrkon - The Lightning Spirit" by Neville Mardday, Kunwinjku, born ca. 1935.
17 1/2" x 47 1/2"
Acquired personally, ca.1989, at Raintree Gallery, Darwin, NT Australia

"When the wet monsoon season starts to build up in November, Namarrkon flies up into the sky and sits on storm clouds made by the Rainbow Serpent. From there he emits deep growls of thunder and sends lightning flashes across the sky, although no rain falls until the Rainbow Serpent releases it. This high vantage point allows Namarrkon to keep a close watch on the Aboriginal people living below to see if they are observing codes of good behaviour, conducting sacred ceremonies, and passing on history and religion to the uninitiated in their tribe. If Namarrkon sees anything which displeases him, he plucks one of the stone axes from his knee or elbow joints and hurls it at the offender. Sometimes he misses and cleaves a tree in two."
(Source: Wisdom from the Earth, Voigt & Drury)

Bark paintings are created by stripping bark from a eucalyptus tree, flattening it, cleaning it and painting with, natural pigments, then securing with sticks at each end.

Estimated Value FOB Fort Myers. FL US$3,000.00
exclusive of delivery cost.

Because of the uniqueness, cultural sensitivity and irreplaceable nature of this work of art, if you are interested in acquiring it, please contact us at Sanibelart@gmail.com to discuss payment terms and plans for taking possession of it. (If you live in Florida or plan to visit Southwest Florida, we can arrange pick-up or delivery to you.) Otherwise, shipping will be the buyer's responsibility, although we will happily act as your agent in arranging packing and shipping based on your specifications. After agreeing on details of the transaction, we will send you a Paypal invoice reflecting that agreement.


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