Bleeding in the Bowels of Mother Earth

Original Painting Acrylic on Canvas

By Helen Norton

61 x 92 cm

1991 Pidgeon Series (Jandamarra)

After the battle of Windjana Gorge and three serious wounds, Pidgeon still undefeated and only collapsing through blood loss, hid in one of the many caves in the area with the help of the Aboriginal women until the police left.  They thought he had died, but he was again immortalised and recovered at Tunnel Creek for two years before this embarrassment to the WA police force appeared again.