Mewal by JB Fisher


This incredible painting depicts Mewal, the spirit man who came from sunrise and created the sugarbag people. Mewal is tall and has large feet and can run through the jungle at a fast pace. He carries a digging stick and a dilly bag as he has been out hunting for yams. Also depicted are the spear, the spear thrower, the stone axe, all with yams and leaves from the surrounding jungle. 

In one corner is the old Mewal the anvil shaped rock which embodies the spirit man and in the other corner is the new Mewal which is growing out from the ground in JB Fishers homelands in the arafura wetlands near Ramingining.