Balmawuy by Clinton Gaykamangu

Balmawuy by Clinton Gaykamangu

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  • Artist: Clinton Gaykamangu
  • Title: Balmawuy
  • Moiety: Yirritja
  • Clan: Ganalbingu
  • Region: Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, NT
  • Language: Yolngu Matha
  • Size: 34cm x 35cm
  • Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

This is the totem for my father's grandmother clan. This painting belong to Balmawuy of Dipirri Homeland.

2 x longneck turtles call Minhala are actually dancing toward each other. The long necked turtle is a clan totem. 

The zigzag lines are the water that comes from the top of the hills down to the flood plain. In the middle is the grass that grows where the turtle is from.