Two Snake Dreaming papmg9903164
Kunstenaar: Morris Gibson Tjapaltjarri
CAT No: papmg9903164
Materiaal: Acryl op canvas
This painting depicts designs associated with the rockhole site of Tupapi, situated in sandhill country south-west of Kintore. The Two Snake Dreaming is associated with this site. The two snakes travelled to this area from the north and then continued to lake MacDonald. In mythological times a large group of Tingari Men came to this site from the west and then continued on to lake MacDonald. Since events associated with the Tingari Cycle are of a secret nature no further detail was given. Generally, the Tingari are a group of mythical characters of the Dreaming who travelled over fast stretches of the country, performing rituals and creating and shaping particular sites. The Tingari Men were usually followed by Tingari women and accompanied by novices and their travels and adventures are enshrined in a number of song cycles. These mythologies form part of the teaching of the post-initiatory youths today as well as providing explanations for contemporary customs.