Nelly Napanangka Patterson "Kuniya"
Acrylic on Linen Canvas 225 x 197cms
Kuniya is the female Rainbow Serpent – the partner of Wanampi, the male Rainbow Serpent. She carries her eggs in her throat, ready to birth them when the seasons and the environment are just right. Until then, she travels with Wanampi, creating the landforms and creatures of the land out of the power of her Dreaming.
This is the story of the imprint of Kuniya (Happy Way Creation) Carpet Snake and Liru (Sad Way Creation) the poison snake, representing the influences and choices we have in our lives in our everyday creations. This is one of the Dreamtime stories of Uluru and the Sacred Places that created the Rainbow Serpent.