Artist: Roseanne Napanangka Holmes
Catalogue No.: 14172
Size/medium: 31 cm x 23 cm Painting
Title: sand frogs
These are the sandhill frogs. They have brown and black dots and milk on their backs. Ngapa symbolises the creation of life. It is the belief of the aboriginal people that this was the time the land, plants and animals were created. In this painting the Ngapa falls down, filling the creeks, billabongs and waterholes. The sandy desert, represented by the waves of lines, becomes flooded. The Ngapa causes the sand frogs to emerge from their holes under the ground, represented by the circles. Also when it rains a big mob of frogs come up and we eat them.