Andrea Adamson #132N


artist – Andrea Adamson
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community – APY Lands

title: Seven Sisters Dreaming

year painted: 2018

dimensions: 183 x 121cm
medium: Acrylic on Belgian linen
code: 132N

This artwork can be viewed at our Noosa gallery.

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about this painting: Andrea Adamson paints the famous story of the Seven Sisters, and their travels through the country as they are pursued by Wati (man).  The man fell in love with them, and even though they were of the wrong skin name to marry him, he was desperate to make them his.  As the women fled they created the country and landscape around Andrea’s home, trying to trick him and escape him.  The sisters created the rock holes, sandhills and rocky outcrops as they tried to escape.  Eventually the women created a rock hole which went deep into the water and came out on the other side of the hill.  The women dived into the water and came out the other side to fly up into the sky, forming a constellation of seven stars.  The man followed them and also became a star.  He can be seen to the south of the sisters, as he still chases them across the sky.