AM 450/02 Garry Djorlom Namarnkol 2002
Stringy Bark with Ochres 740 x 1900mm 461B-02 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). The artist is a Kunwinjku man from Oenpelli. In the background are
freshwater lilies which are edible for humans and fish.