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Seven Sisters Dreaming 2013 by Jive Art

Seven Sisters Dreaming

Gabriella Possum

Acrylic on Linen

105 x 53 cm

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Code:  PLPGP10513

Seven Sisters depicts the ancient myth of the Milky Way.   This Dreaming was inherited by Gabriella from her mother and grandmother and officially passed to Gabriella by her father.   This story takes place at 'twenty mile' located near Napperby Creek in the Northern Territory.   The Seven Sisters travelled over a vast expanse of country, until they realised that they were being followed by a man called Wati-Nyiru who was a Tjakamarra man.   He was an evil person who wanted to seduce the sisters and have ownership of them.   They tried to hide from the man in caves; however the man began disguising himself as many different objects to deceive them.  With little hope of relief from the man, the seven sisters escaped through a fire at Kurlunyalimpa to the Milky Way where they became the stars of the Pleiades in the Constellation Taurus.   There they were safe and they forever watch out over all women on earth.   Wati-Nyiru followed them to the heavens, and became the star Orion and is unable to get near them as they move across the night sky. 

 

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