Därrpa (king brown snakes) - Djambarrpuyngu rain story
In 'Därrpa (king brown snakes) – Djambarrpuyngu rain story' c1950s Binyinyuwuy refers to his own identity as a man of the Därrpa, or king brown snake people. The därrpa extend skyward, in an attempt to pierce the clouds and initiate rain. The somewhat crude execution of this work is at odds with the majority of Binyinyuwuy’s painting, which is of refined elegance. This may indicate that it is among his earlier works, as it is similar in style to 'Baṉumbirr (morning star)' 1948.
natural pigments on bark
53.7 x 29.2 cm
Not on display
© Binyinyuwuy Estate. Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd
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, Binyinyuwuy’, pg. 44-59, Sydney, 2016, 51 (colour illus.), 140.