Ḏaruma (#MILCY310111)

Ochre on paper, 75 x 56 cm, 2016

This painting is about the ḏaruma (baler shell) track which can be seen on the mud during a low tide. Its track is called yikpaṉiḎaruma is a dhuwa moiety totem that belongs to Djambarrpuyŋu clan. When there is a low tide ḏaruma can be found hiding in mud on the tidal mud flats. The ḏaruma has a lot of meat. When the tide comes back in the ḏaruma crawls under the water and hides.


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