Rocky Point Sea Life by Miriam Jinmanga

Rocky Point Sea Life

This design is a salt water story, depicting sea life mainly from Rocky Point and also Nardilmuk homelands. The etching features the diverse salt water life from the country in Central Arnhemland, including dugong, shark, prawn, fish, sea-snake, and lobster. “We always go fishing and get these fish and animals and cook them on the fire for eating together. We can only see them dugong at night time, that’s when we hunt them. We get that line and go fishing down at the rocks and get them shark and stingray. Some fish we can catch with a net or spear and some we catch out deep blue sea in that boat. In this design the animals are alive underwater, that’s why it is blue all over.”