Paddy Stewart Japaljarri #81
artist – Paddy Stewart Japaljarri
community – Warlukurlangu Artists (Yuendumu)
title: Possum Dreaming
year painted: 2004
dimensions: 76 x 61cm
medium: Acrylic on canvas
stretched? : yes
This artwork can be viewed at our Noosa gallery.
Paddy paints the story of Mungapunja, a hill just to the east of Yuendumu. In the Dreamtime possums climbed this hill looking for food. They climbed by moonlight, moving from the hollow of one tree to another. As they traversed the sand their tails left sinuous tracks and their feet “E” shaped prints.