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Moon Sisters Story

Photo: Elizabeth Mann

Moon Sisters Story


Leonie Pootchemunka

Australian, born 1962

Artist Leonie Pootchemunka: "Two sisters of the Winchanam clan were going hunting for turtles etc. Next minute they came across a river (the Archer River), looking for lily roots. They thought they saw a big barramundi swimming but it was the moon who took the two ladies away from our people. At Ti-tree there is a hollow where the moon took the two women. When it is full moon you can see the women in the moon. This is a true story; everybody knows that."
Linocut in two colors, printed from two blocks
Image: 15 3/4 x 23 5/8in. (40 x 60cm)
Sheet: 22 1/16 x 29 15/16in. (56 x 76cm)
Gift of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Photo: Elizabeth Mann
Not currently on view

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