Saratoga Fish (Ngaldadmurrng)
This design tells the story of Saratoga dreaming a freshwater fish that swims on the edge of creeks and rivers. This design is This Saratoga dreaming is part of a bigger story from the Mularra songline. Where the Saratoga we call Murdulngu, Danguny travelled from Malmyangarnak billabong to Mirrigatja.
This Billabong was owned by Murdulngu (Saratoga) before the water was taken over by shark Barlangu he came all the way from east to north then to west. He was travelling when that water level was high he went up the stream but he couldn’t make it. This Barlangu came from Murruggun clan but really this shark came from long way all the way south. This story is connected through Mularra songline it represents many clans.
This Saratoga story line is performed at ceremony and funerals
Carol was back in the studio during wet season and we were fortunate that she carved some new lino print designs.