DETAIL : Jimmy BAKER 'Katatjita' 2006 synthetic polymer paint on canvas, Courtesy of Marshall Arts Aboriginal Fine Art Gallery, � Jimmy Baker
Jimmy BAKER | Piltati

BAKER, Jimmy
Australia 1913 /1917
Piltati 2007
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
201.0 (h) x 107.0 (w) cm
Courtesy of Jo Lagerberg
© Jimmy Baker

This is Piltati rock hole. Wati wanampi kutjara (two water-snake men).Minyma kutjara anyanyi kukaku (the two women, who were married to the two brothers, were walking over their hunting grounds looking for food). They saw the tracks of a big snake and followed them to Piltati. At Piltati the big sister stabbed the eldest brother one of the water snakes, with her wana (digging stick) in the back. The two brothers headed to Kanpi rock hole, one still with the spear in his body. When you stand on the hills behind Kanpi you can see the path made by the wanampi.

Jimmy Baker, 2007