Timo Hogan: Lake Baker
- Medium:Acrylic on Linen
- Size:60 × 75 cm
- Region:Spinifex Country
- Art Centre:Spinifex Arts Project
Timo Hogan 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 the two dimensional plane. In this painting Timo has depicted Wati Kutjara Tjukurpa (Two Men Creation Line) which forms a major portion within Lake Baker and is where the two men encounter a powerful Wanampi (water serpent) that resides there. Timo narrates the movement of the Wanampi who has been out hunting and is returning to his kapi piti ngura (homein the rockhole). The two men watch from a distance, both aware of the presence of danger. These characters are the creation beings who shaped the landscape as they moved through it, leaving the indelible physical reminders of their power and presence and who for Timo, very much still exist today.
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