ELLEN ROUGHSEY | 'Rainbow Serpent Scales' | Painting / Synthetic Polymer on Linen

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Ellen Roughsey Rainbow Serpent Scales  synthetic polymer paint on linen, 2010 61 x 91cm.

Artist: Ellen Roughsey

Born: 1943

Language: Lardil

Country: Sydney Island

Artist's statement: “These are the scales of the Rainbow Serpent, we call him Thuwathu.

It was him that created the landscapes of our Country, Mornington Island, when he rubbed his scales against the rocks and sand, moving rocks and earth."

Catalogue number: 5880-L-ER-0610, certificate provided.

*Image courtesy of the Mornington Island Art Centre*