Listening to the Land

Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 110cm x 190cm
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For many a year past, when Aboriginal people took guidance from the Rainbow Serpent, they did many things according to the seasons, by 'knowing' and listening to the land. They knew when to burn off the grasses and the bushlands ready for the early rains to ensure the new growth bore edible fruits and berries for their families and for the animals to survive and reproduce.
Here the Rainbow Serpent moves across the country releasing the grasses and the new leaves after the bushfire. Aboriginal people knew to control the environment as some grasses and trees could only reproduce with fire and water. They also knew they would be rewarded with seasons being predictable.