Artist: Mignonette Jamin
Media: Natural pigment on canvas
“Ngoongbaliny – the whip snake – is my dreaming. In the Dreamtime Ngoongbaliny was a young girl and she stopped at this place for a while. It is a strong women’s law place here. One time a ‘gardiya’ (white person) tried to dig here for diamonds or something but it made him sick and he died. Only grown women can go here and be safe.” Mignonette paints the dynamics of her traditional country expressing its characteristics with a repertoire of stylistic motifs that emphasize the underlying energy of place.