Jonathon Toby

Ngarijan, 2012

96 x 59 cm

Acrylic on canvas


"Ngarijan, the Morning Star Woman, was promised by tradition to marry the Sharkman. However Ngarijan ran away and the Sharkman chased after her until she reached the sea. Ngarijan fled into the sea and started swimming. The Shakrman still went after her, he was much faster in the water. In desperation Ngarijan flew up into the sky and became the Morning Star which you see every morning. The Sharkman is now a shark and you can sometime see him searching for the Morning Star Woman in the waters around Mornington Island."