Australian Aboriginal Art - Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi

Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi is the older daughter of Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri. Her paintings have been exhibited in Australia, Washington DC, London, and Switzerland.

Milky Way Dreaming tells the mythological story of seven sisters, the stars of the constellation Taurus (Pleiades), being chased across the sky by a Jakamarra man represented by the morning star in Orion's belt. For another depiction of Milky Way Dreaming and a more complete description of the myth, see the painting by Janet Forrester Nangala.

Milky Way Dreaming 1998

Enlargement of Milky Way Dreaming

Whirly Whirly Dreaming depicts dust devils. It also celebrates the fertility of the land near the Napperby Lake area. The whirly whirly are represented by the pink neuron-like shapes and the ceremonial sites by the concentric circles.

Whirly Whirly Dreaming 1998, acrylic on board

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