Lindsay paints the Dreaming story of the Utnea, king of the carpet snakes.
The site of the Utnea story starts at Harper Springs, south-west of the Utopia Region. This story tells of Lindsay’s ancestors travelling as carpet snakes, coming across many waterholes and campsites. They are hunting and singing their sacred songs, before stopping and changing back into people.
There is one carpet snake named Utnea who is the king of all the carpet snakes. In Lindsay's words, he is the ‘boss man’ for Ilkawerne country.
In this painting, Utnea is depicted by the four wavy lines slowly making his way through the country. Other symbols are sacred men's symbols related to this Dreaming.
Artist: Lindsay Bird
Skin name: Mpetyane (also spelled Mbitjana)
Language group: Anmatyerre
Area: Utopia Region, Central Australia
Born: c. 1942
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- Size of painting: Approx 30cm x 30cm
- Border: Approx 6cm strip of black canvas border; enough required for wrapping around a 2cm or 3cm deep stretcher frame which is the popular choice for framing Aboriginal art.
- Material: Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
- This painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticity
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