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MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART

Rover Thomas Joolama

Dreamtime Story of the Willy Willy #219

Acrylic on canvas
96 x 64 cm
(37.8 x 25.2 in)
Signed on reverse
1994-1995

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In this painting, Rover Thomas depicts the path of a desert whirlwind or Willy Willy. In Aboriginal myths, willy willies represent spirit forms. They are often quite scary spirits, and parents may warn their children that if they misbehave, a spirit will emerge from the spinning vortex of dirt and grab them. 

 



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