Source Gallery: Yanda Aboriginal Art, Alice Springs, NT
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Tommy Watson’s work is rich in the knowledge of the topographical landforms of his country and the Tjukurrpa (Dreaming) law that underlies it. He paints the stories of his mothers and grandfather’s country recording the sacred dreamtime stories intuitively using large vibrant colourful dots of pinks, burgundy, orange and reds to symbolically represent the dreamtime journeys of the ancient spirits and the significant episodes in the history of his tribe.
“My grandfather’s country, grandmother’s country. When they were alive, they would take me around the country, when I was a kid. That’s why we look after country, go out whenever we can. See if the rock holes are good”