DETAIL : Jimmy BAKER 'Katatjita' 2006 synthetic polymer paint on canvas, Courtesy of Marshall Arts Aboriginal Fine Art Gallery, � Jimmy Baker
Jimmy BAKER | Wanampi Kutjara (two serpent men's creation story)

BAKER, Jimmy
Australia 1913 /1917
Wanampi Kutjara (two serpent men's creation story) 2006
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
147.5 (h) x 203.5 (w) cm
Gift of the South Australian Government to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Art Gallery of South Australia 2006, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
© Jimmy Baker

This is Piltati, the place of Wanampi Kutjara Tjukurrpa (Two Serpent Men’s Creation Story). The men travelled from Walkatja to Tjitipiti. After that they went on [to] Piltati. The two women were sitting down sharpening their digging sticks. They lay them in a line. Then they began to dig. The circles in the painting are where the women were sitting and digging. This area is their hunting ground. They are digging for snakes, for food.

Jimmy Baker, 2007