Jason Dimer comes from Kalgoorlie in Western Australia and is the son of the late Mr Neil Dimer who was an important leader and artist from the Goldfields region. Presently Jason lives and works in Kalgoorlie and his paintings depict traditional dreamtime stories that have been passed down to Jason from his tribe. These stories include the rainbow serpent and men’s stories. Jason also paints stories of his mother’s country.
This painting represents waterholes that were created by the Rainbow Serpent back in the Dreamtime. The waterholes give life to all those that visit there to drink. There are Aboriginal men sitting around the fire and waterholes playing tapping sticks, clapping boomerangs and didgeridoos. Other men are sitting around the waterholes ready to go out hunting with their hitting sticks, boomerangs and killer boomerangs. The snake represents the protector of the waterholes and the goanna represents the protector of the land. The colours of the painting represent the area where this story takes place.
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