Animals - General
It is well known that Aboriginal art often depicts images of sacred totems or dreamings of Aboriginal culture. However, the world of the non-sacred also provides a rich source of subject matter for Aboriginal art. Much of the rock art of western Arnhem Land for example, features secular topics such as common food, animals and plants. These are depicted not only because of their economic importance, but sometimes, merely because of their existence in the environment.
Text by Christiane Keller