Creation Story - Panel 6

Creation Story - Panel 6

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In the time of creation there was a calm over the vast mist covered land. Biami the Creator Spirit saw the old woman, Gumuk Winga, with her empty coolamon. She looked very hungry. Biami then told the old woman to go and search for some yams. So, she then picked up her digging stick and set out across the land with her dog. 
Biami called out to Gane, the great rainbow snake who was laying asleep beneath the earth. He lay there looking out to the dry land when Biami asked him to go and find the old woman and bring her back safely. 
Gane set off following the marks in the earth left by the old woman’s digging stick. His great body moved across the land pushing the earth into hills and valleys leaving deep crevices in the earth. Beautiful colours of his body spread throughout, covering trees, plants, birds, butterflies and all other creatures. 
Then Biami called out in a loud voice, and thunder cracked as lightning flashed across the sky and rain fell. It rained for days filling up the deep crevices made by the rainbow snake’s body. Then the rain stopped, and the mist cleared and the river Dhungala was formed. The Murray River.

Zeta Thomson

 

1160 x 1700 cm, ready to hang.

Traditional ochre, bronze sandstone, pigments, clay, acrylic on Belgian linen.

*All images, stories and intellectual property remain that of the artist. 

* This piece is one of 6 panels. You may purchase the entire set or pieces may be purchased separately. 

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My connection to country

My inspiration

My people are river people, we are spiritually connected to the Dhungala (the Murray River) and the Birrarung (the Yarra River). I grew up around these rivers, I grew up between Cummergunga on Yorta-Yorta country and at the foothills of the Dandenongs at Corranderk on Woiwurrung land. These are the resting places of my ancestors.