Translation: Creation Serpent

Photograph by Russell James. Collaborative art by Clifton Bieundurry (AUS).

The serpent is symbolic as it is the great being who created the Earth during the Dreaming (creation). It was an immense creature who traveled the land forming hills, lakes, creeks, mountains, gorges and desert springs. This serpent rests in the earth, and must be respected and acknowledged by each generation. Just as the creative and spiritual mind of physical beings must be respected, nourished and acknowledged.