Darrpa (king brown snakes)
Like Binyinyuwuy, Buranday also gave graphic form to därrpa, the king brown snake, to which both men were innately connected. In 'Därrpa (king brown snakes)' c1950s Buranday provides two views of djärrpa. In the lower section they are extended between the horizontal bands of fine cross-hatching; in the upper section they are seemingly trapped, their forms compressed and contorted, with this sense restriction intensified by the multidirectional infill that echoes their angular bodies.
Rain snakes - King Brown snakes
natural pigments on bark
69.9 x 41.3 cm
Not on display
© Buranday. Licensed by Copyright Agency
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Art from Milingimbi: taking memories back, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Nov 2016–29 Jan 2017
Referenced in 1 publication
Cara Pinchbeck, Art from Milingimbi, ‘Buranday’, pg. 60-63, Sydney, 2016, 61 (colour illus.), 140.