Mantati, 2022


  • 76cm x 76cm x 3cm
  • 2022
  • Natural pigment on canvas
  • Catalog No: 6096-22

David paints of his grandfather’s Country, East of Kiwirrkurra in the NT. In the Dreamtime a big goanna (perentie) traveled through his Country, shaping and creating the creeks, rivers and hills as it traveled from east to west searching for other small goannas and snakes to eat. The goanna slept to rest its tummy after a big feed, and where it laid it created the river that you can see in the painting. Today this area is full of goannas.