Jalin

Artist: Peggy Griffiths
Media: Natural ochre on canvas
Size: 100x100cm
Price: $4,500
Catalogue: 4871-14

Story

Peggy has depicted Jalin or Beasley Knob, surrounded by spinifex clusters.  This is an area of Peggy’s traditional country.  It is an important dreaming site for Miriwoong people.  In the dreaming Jalin – the plains Kangaroo a Miriwoong man, and Nyangood – the hill kangaroo a Gajirrbeng man, had been arguing at a place called Yab-yab-gnerni-gnim about the ownership of country.  This hill represents the place where Jalin and Nyangood separated company.  Peggy lives here now; she says this place is still unspoilt and the same as it used to be back when people came here to hunt and camp.