Windmill - First Contact by Linda Syddick

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Windmill - First Contact by Linda Syddick
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Catalog Number : 838071
Size : 77cm x 149cm
Medium : Acrylic On Linen
For Sale : Contact Short St Gallery
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About Windmill - First Contact
In this painting Linda explores one of her many themes - Windmill - first contact. This story relates to when she was a small child walking out of the Gibson Desert in the west, with her mother, adoptive father Shorty Lungkata Tjungarrayi, and another Senior Law Man and his two wives during a severe drought. When not far from Mt Liebig community, they awoke to see and hear a windmill for the first time. While Lungkata, more widely travelled, knew what the windmill was, the other Senior Law Man threw his spears at the monster,while his wives fled in terror. Eventually, Lungkata was able to calm the man and the group. However, the moment remains etched in Linda's memory, and is a recurring theme in her work.