Camp Dog - Lena Yarinkura

Lena Yarinkura

Camp Dog, 2015

Ochre, Pandanus and Paperbark
I make lots of dogs because dog is my [Djang],’ the artist says, ‘It’s important for me. A long time ago there was a big dog … he could change the shape of the Country … We know that dog is still there too. He watches over my Country.

Lena Yarinkura, quoted in Margie West, ‘I’m still thinking: the art of Lena Yarinkura’, Art & Australia, vol.41, no.2, 2003, p.254; Djang refers to the Dreaming or ancestral creation narratives.