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Timo Hogan: Lake Baker


  • No.:RK1725
  • Medium:Acrylic on Linen
  • Size:200 × 230 cm
  • Year:
  • Region:Spinifex Country
  • Art Centre:Spinifex Arts Project
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Timo Hogan easily applies the paint to Lake Baker with the quiet authority of someone recreating the country they know intimately. He surveys the Tjukurpa (Creation Lines) of his birthright and brings them into focus on a two dimensional plane. In this painting Timo has depicted Wati Kutjara Tjukurpa (Two Men Creation Line) which within Lake Baker forms a major portion and is where the two men encounter a powerful Wanampi (water serpent) that resides there. Timo narrates the movement of the Wanampi as he returns to his kapi piti ngura (home in the waterhole) after being out in search of food. He hunts for kuka (game) and will take down malu (kangaroo) or kipara (bush turkey). These characters are the creation beings who shaped the landscape as they moved through it, leaving the indelible physical reminders within the environment of their power and presence.

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