Tuesday, January 13, 2009
#162-365 Jump, Leap, Bouncing
The main figure here really qualifies for the theme, but I would like to draw your attention to the X-Ray style of painting, both of the Roo and the stingray. It has been explained to me that this type of drawing is multifunctional in that it depicts the animals but also the parts of the beast that may or may not be eaten. Alas I cannot decode the parts mentioned above but I believed the individual who told me. Some restrictions differ from district to district, ie. In the Northern Territory maybe the forearms can't be eaten but in Victoria they could, much like respecting Totem Taboos practiced by many ancient tribes, for instance Jews and Arabs amongst others refrain from eating Pork or it's derivatives, same deal.
I admit to cropping out the small amount of Rainbow Serpent from above the Roo (My Bad) but it is evident (just) just above the stingray.