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MENS LOVE STORY Mens Love Story: (2002) (130x60cm acrylic on linen)

Red Hill is the location of this story and it is similar to the story painted by Cassidy Japaltjarri. Important sites are shown as roundels and Red Hill is the central roundel. The hair spindle is clearly depicted as is the path followed by the dreamtime man in this story.This painting was produced just after the death of Clifford Possum and those that know Cliffords work will see striking similarity in the elements in this painting, however, the style is quite different. Michael and Cassidy share common dreamings due to their "relationship".

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Mens Dreaming Mens Dreaming (2002): (173x94cm acrylic on cotton)

This story takes place in Michaels country around Consiton. Three sacred ceremonial sites are shown in the centre of the painting. The snake like decoration are used in ceremonies. Due to the sacred nature of this painting no further details were given by the artist.

Perentie Dreaming Perentie Dreaming: (2001) (125x54cm acrylic on cotton)

This painting depicts the Perentie or sand goanna which lives in the western desert and is a prized food source. The Perentie grows to around 2m in length and has razor sharp claws and teeth so is not an animal to get in the way of. This dreaming takes place around Consiston and a number of sacred sites and waterholes associated with this story are shown as roundels in the background. Other decorations show spinifex plants that grow in the desert. A magnificent painting.

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Perentie Dreaming Perentie Dreaming: (2001) (125x54cm acrylic on cotton)

This painting depicts the Perentie or sand goanna which lives in the western desert and is a prized food source. The Perentie grows to around 2m in length and has razor sharp claws and teeth so is not an animal to get in the way of. This dreaming takes place around Consiston and a number of sacred sites and waterholes associated with this story are shown as roundels in the background. Other decorations show spinifex plants that grow in the desert. A magnificent painting at a very reasonable price!