• Img 7187
  • Img 7196
  • Img 7200
  • Img 7205
  • Img 7201
  • Img 7187
  • Img 7196
  • Img 7207

Additional Information

The Dolphin Spirit by Jen Bailey –  The day was so hot it sapped the people’s strength to the point that daily activities became virtually impossible. So it was decided that they move camp and make for the coast. Their journey would be hard for both the elderly and infant children, but the elder children viewed it as an exciting adventure. They took every opportunity to make the most of it, but were constantly being cautioned to stay close.

Finally, as the sun sank into the earth, they reached the sea and camped by a freshwater spring, and proceeded to refill the water containers and prepare a meal before settling down for a well earned rest. However, three of the elder children were missing, so they immediately organized a search before it became too dark to track them.

The searchers discovered the tracks of the missing children who had gone exploring on their own without permission from their parents, which was inexcusable because they knew better. The children’s tracks led to a rocky ledge and ended abruptly. The men expected to see them either playing in the shallows or swimming. But there were no shallows. The ledge was sheer rock to deep water, so where were the children?

As soon as the people had reached the coast, the three children had run to the rocky ledge to gaze with wonder upon the sea for the first time. But to them it was nothing more than a large billabong, so they did what they always did on a hot day, they simply leapt into it.

As soon as the children surfaced they knew they were in trouble because the current caused by the waves crashing against the rock face began to carry them out to sea, and their calls for help were in vain. It was then that Boomali, a sea spirit came to their aid.

He knew that the children had brought it upon themselves by deliberately ignoring all they had been taught in order to play, then so be it. He changed them into dolphins, doomed to play in the sea for the rest of their lives without ever seeing their loved ones again.

The Dolphin Dreaming by Jen Bailey – Jenny is a Kamilaroi woman and is a member of the Worimi Aboriginal Land Council. She is mother of seven children and works with disaffected Indigenous youth. Her experiences are reflected in her art as she relates stories in her own unique way.

Her art works are sought after and collected all over the world. Her work “Rainbow Serpent” adorns a Norwegian collector’s private plane.

Jen’s original art is not only an investment but a stunning addition to any home décor

We respectfully advise members of Aboriginal communities that this site may contain photographs or mention in writing of people who have passed away.

The Dolphin Spirit

Jen Bailey

AUD$490
Size: 43w x 53h x 5d cms
View in my room

Acrylic on canvas

Framed

Ready to hang

Sold

Add to Wishlist
Add to Wishlist
Sold By: Jen Bailey

Love this  

7 day returns guaranteed
Free Shipping Returns and refunds

Additional Information

The Dolphin Spirit by Jen Bailey –  The day was so hot it sapped the people’s strength to the point that daily activities became virtually impossible. So it was decided that they move camp and make for the coast. Their journey would be hard for both the elderly and infant children, but the elder children viewed it as an exciting adventure. They took every opportunity to make the most of it, but were constantly being cautioned to stay close.

Finally, as the sun sank into the earth, they reached the sea and camped by a freshwater spring, and proceeded to refill the water containers and prepare a meal before settling down for a well earned rest. However, three of the elder children were missing, so they immediately organized a search before it became too dark to track them.

The searchers discovered the tracks of the missing children who had gone exploring on their own without permission from their parents, which was inexcusable because they knew better. The children’s tracks led to a rocky ledge and ended abruptly. The men expected to see them either playing in the shallows or swimming. But there were no shallows. The ledge was sheer rock to deep water, so where were the children?

As soon as the people had reached the coast, the three children had run to the rocky ledge to gaze with wonder upon the sea for the first time. But to them it was nothing more than a large billabong, so they did what they always did on a hot day, they simply leapt into it.

As soon as the children surfaced they knew they were in trouble because the current caused by the waves crashing against the rock face began to carry them out to sea, and their calls for help were in vain. It was then that Boomali, a sea spirit came to their aid.

He knew that the children had brought it upon themselves by deliberately ignoring all they had been taught in order to play, then so be it. He changed them into dolphins, doomed to play in the sea for the rest of their lives without ever seeing their loved ones again.

The Dolphin Dreaming by Jen Bailey – Jenny is a Kamilaroi woman and is a member of the Worimi Aboriginal Land Council. She is mother of seven children and works with disaffected Indigenous youth. Her experiences are reflected in her art as she relates stories in her own unique way.

Her art works are sought after and collected all over the world. Her work “Rainbow Serpent” adorns a Norwegian collector’s private plane.

Jen’s original art is not only an investment but a stunning addition to any home décor

We respectfully advise members of Aboriginal communities that this site may contain photographs or mention in writing of people who have passed away.

Free Shipping Australia Wide