Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri

Rockholes near the Olgas

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Rockholes near the Olgas
Rockholes near the Olgas

Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri

Rockholes near the Olgas


Medium: Acrylic on linen
Size: 152 x 151cm
Year: 2008
Price: $ POA
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Bill paints his ancestral Dreaming story, 'Rockholes near the Olgas'. He tells of a cockatoo that was preparing some kangaroo meat for storage until she had laid her eggs. A curious black crow was jealously watching the proceedings and decided to steal a portion of the meat. Both birds fought for some time, creating large holes in the landscape. Eventually the crow hit the cockatoo with a rock, injuring her badly. An eagle which witnessed the terrible fight decided to help the cockatoo, so she told the crow she wanted to make love to him. While the crow waited in anticipation, the eagle struck with hot spinifex wax, scalding his genitals. Shamed and in pain, the crow slowly flew away.

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