Karora

This illustration is part of a series that was based on creation myths from all over the world. Their richness and big variety is a source of inspiration to me. Sometimes the stories are astonishingly beautiful but they can also be very cruel or surprisingly humorous. I’m still stimulated by the abundance of amazing stories that try to explain the reason for our existence. That’s why it is an ongoing project for personal work.

Karora (Arandan, Australia)

During the dreamtime, Karora lay sleeping in the earth and there was only darkness. From the center of the ground a tall Tnatantja pole rose to the sky. It was a living creature and Karora’s head was resting on its roots. The God was dreaming about huge bandicoots. Then they emerged from his armpits and navel and dug their way out of the earth just as the first sun rose into the sky…

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