Yingarna dja Ngalyod (Creation Mother and Rainbow Serpent)

The painting brings together two Ancestral Beings, the two rainbow serpents – Yingarna, the original Creator Being and her first born Ngalyod. In the Dreamtime Yingarna had taken the form of an Aboriginal woman, or Daluk, and was floating down the East Alligator river in a sacred dilly bag creating and naming the different people, animals, plants and sacred places. The figure of Ngalyod encircles Yingarna in a powerful, protective way, ensuring that the creation is successful.