2 AM 449/02
Leslie Ngaboy Namarnkol 2002
Stringy Bark with Natural Ochres 390 x 1430mm SOLD
The artist has painted a namarnkol or barramundi, the renowned game fish of the Top End of Australia. They
grow to extraordinary sizes and are excellent eating. The namarnkol can be found in saltwater as well as freshwater
billabongs and rivers. In the background are freshwater lilies which are edible for humans and fish. These fish have
significance as food and as totems and are most easily caught after the end of the monsoon (March -April) until
the humid build-up season (October). In the background are freshwater lilies which are edible for humans and fish.