This is a painting of a mokuy (spirit) from the Dhuwa moiety. Djuwaḻpaḏa is its name. It travelled everywhere that spirit singing and sharing songlines with Wägilak people. It travelled with a waṯu (dog), the dog followed it everywhere. It is a spirit dog and it is much bigger than a normal one, more like the size of a calf. Its name is riḏipiriḏipi. The men on the painting are showing how to do the mokuy dance. 

I did this painting on metal, this is a new idea for me. It’s like tyre tracks in the metal. I got used to it and now I like it.

81cm×121cm | Cat. no: 120-22