Wandjina’s Assistant Beetles

Artist: Betty Bundamurra (Kalumburu)
Media: Natural ochre on canvas
Size: 80x100cm
Price: $2,800
Catalogue: K00148-15


“The beetles are nocturnal insects that do hard labor work at night and then sleep in ant hills during the day. They are busy cleaning the soil and pollinating the flowers, plants and trees. The spirits look after the animals as well as insects. They give people life and direct them to track and hunt animals and birds. The spirits travel throughout the land. Kira Kiro figures come in all sorts of forms that protect the Wandjinas.”