Traditional paintings of Aboriginal art water animals and dreamtime mermaids (called yawk yawk) portray the life of the billabongs in Western Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia.
These wonderful artworks are by Kunwinjku Aboriginal artist, Leslie Nawirridj.
Leslie works hard to supply his customers with the best quality Aboriginal x-ray art, which is an ancient indigenous artform begun by his ancestors thousands of years ago.
He says, "I worked for five years to produce these images. My work communicates to you my people's relationship with our country. It shows you our way of painting animals in 'x-ray', which comes from the ancestral rock art. The 'rarrk' comes from our ceremonies. The 'rarrk' is for ceremonial decorations. Today we decorate our paintings with the 'rarrk' to show it to you. I paint very fine-line 'rarrk' because my moiety is Dhuwa. Thicker 'rarrk' is painted by the Yirritdja moiety. You can buy prints or paintings from me. This is my work."
Purchase a print on canvas directly from Leslie Nawirridj using this on-line gallery.
A3 prints $85.00 AUD (Incl.GST)
A4 prints $60.00 AUD (Incl.GST)
Leslie has individually hand signed every print on the back with its title and his details.