Emu Snake Kangaroo Goanna
This painting was created by Geoffrey Woods, the son of Jeff Roberts a well-known and highly regarded aboriginal artist. Although Jeff Roberts is now deceased, Geoffrey Woods continues on to paint, utilizing the painting skills and Dreamtime stories taught to him by his father.
Jeff Roberts was from Gnowangerup, South of Albany and is a Noongar man of the Wilomin people of the South West of Western Australia.
Jeff started painting in 1986, his style is traditional, but unique and inspired by the Dreamtime stories of his people. Jeff came to live in Perth, six years ago. He painted stories from his country that had been passed down to him from his tribal elders for many generations.
This particular painting depicts ‘Kangaroo Dreaming’. Geoffrey Woods portrays the five important spirits that are found within the Dreaming Story, and the five animals are the Waagle (Snake), the Karda (lizard), Waitj (emu), Yongka (kangaroo) and Noongar (the people).