photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Eddie Maier | all galleries >> Galleries >> 2000 > rainbow serpent
previous | next

rainbow serpent

In the beginning was the dreamtime. All the animal spirits and plant spirits were asleep. .. then the rainbow serpent awoke, moving across the land. All the mountains and streams were created by her movement. Then she stopped and looked around. Everything was beautiful and in place but she was all alone. So, she went back to the dreamtime and woke the other plant and animal spirits. This is how life started in Australia.
I visited in Australia and while being there, met many aborigine folks. We shared good times. I listened to their stories. This piece came out of that experience. The funny thing is, I drew it before i went to OZ. It was nothing more that a cool drawing. It wasn't till after talking with the people of Australia that I realized the hidden meanings. The stars in the southern cross point to the south star. The crow flying above represent the spirit of the ancestors. The little man under the tree represent you and me as a visitor. And there is a little crocodile ......

other sizes: small medium large original auto
previous | next
Type your message and click Add Comment
It is best to login or register first but you may post as a guest.
Enter an optional name and contact email address. Name
Name Email
help private comment