Title: Emu Dreaming
Artist: Kelvin Martin
Size: 90 x 60 cm Unframed
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
COA and pictures of the artist holding and signing her work will be provided.
According to Aboriginal legend, emus were creator spirits that used to fly and look over the land. To spot the emu, look south to the Southern Cross; the dark cloud between the stars is the head, while the neck, body and legs are formed from dust lanes stretching across the Milky Way.
The emu is represented in Aboriginal art in many forms including the tracks, nesting sites, food locations, Creation Ancestor images and the form of the bird from rock art sites and from contemporary paintings.