Chatting Mimi's | 35h x 200w | RK412
Not framed or stretched | Acrylic on canvas
Eddie primarily paints stories associated with his family and ancestors daily life in the Roper River area. He incorporates important family totems, bush tucker, hunting and corroboree themes. As he paints, he recounts Dreaming stories and relevant songs and dancing cycles that were passed down to him from his Grandfather.
His depiction of animals, fish and the Mimi Rock Spirits of his country, featuring the finest cross-hatch style in natural earth pigments is remarkable.
Mimi Spirits are fairy-like beings of some of the Indigenous Australians tribes. They are described as having, extremely thin and elongated bodies, so thin as to be in danger of breaking in case of a high wind. To avoid this, they usually spend most of, their time living in rock crevices.