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Timo Hogan: Lake Baker


Details

  • No.:RK1702
  • Medium:Acrylic on Linen
  • Size:110 × 137 cm
  • Year:2019
  • Region:Spinifex Country
  • Art Centre:Spinifex Arts Project
  • Status:

Timo Hogan paints his country of Lake Baker, a large salt lake to the north of traditional Spinifex Country. Timo says 'this is a dangerous place'. For it is here that the Wati Kutjara Tjukurpa (Two Men Creation Line) is present. Timo depicts the two men as the concentric circles as they are now etched into the landscape as two grassy knolls upon the lakes surface. He places tracks leading to these, interpreting the movement of the men as they search for food away from the lake, always alert to the presence of the powerful wanampi (water serpent that resides in the rockhole on the other side.

These are creation beings who etched a moral narrative within the landscape that they themselves created. It is their movements that left a mapped environment that is both religion and song.


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