Friday, July 2, 2010

in the dreaming...
















Arnhemland    
Northern Territory, Australia,........ Aboriginal lands
back of beyond ...beyond the black stump....out in woop woop ....lost in the never never...
always wanted to go there ...the land that time forgot .....
not easy 
need permits and excellent guides

 



















































 
in the dreaming...
stories...
stories....
laws for how to live 
menu......dedicating images to spirits of animals killed and eaten
handprints ...."danger ...dont go there"
mimi spirits ...
ancestors bones
white fella ..always hands in pockets .....havent seen that before
strange those white fellas






























a poem

"these days, ....my days ....easy ...you break law ... you get spear in the leg
and 5 years banish from community ...
easy

old times 
my ancestors time ... 
6 feet under ...
eaten by ants ...

these days,..... my days .... more easy .....you break law...
spear in the leg ...
you understand ..?"

Tommo      ( June 2010 )


8 comments:

Dina Fragola said...

I have always wanted to go there too...daydreaming now :)

ingermaaike said...

*dreaming with you*

Rita alias alatvian said...

WOW! Speechless...

Lucie said...

Stunning!

::: PetitPlat Food Art ::: said...

beautiful!
*joining the day-dreaming*

BacaCara said...

wonderful! One of my dreams to see this rock art one day. I am familiar with the prehistoric African (Saharan) rock art, the Australian one is so different, and yet so similar. thanks so much for sharing!

Star of the East said...

Wow amazing, magical...

ArtMind said...

wow, I love it, Frances! I feel so grateful to have seen a teenyweeny bit of this land & loved it! :)

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