Lorrkon and Goanna


Acrylic on Canvas, 91 x 125cm, 1994

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This piece by Philip Gudthaykudthay shows the triangular shapes where the ancestral witiji (olive python) hits the ground after swallowing the Wagilag sisters and their child. Philip Gudthaykudthay is the most senior artist from Ramingining and the last active artist from the Milingimbi school of painters. Taught by great artists, such as his father Dawidi and his uncle Djawa, Gudthaykudthay has been painting since 1960.