Story Telling Through Symbols
Many paintings by Aboriginal artists create a "Dream Story" using symbols within their work of art. The narrative follows the lie of the land, as created by ancestral beings in their journey. The modern day rendition is a reinterpretation of songs, ceremonies, rock art, and body art that was the norm for many thousands of years. Certain symbols depending on the Aboriginal tribe you belong to, can vary in meaning from campfire, tree, hill, digging hole, waterhole, or spring. Use of the symbol can be clarified further by use of color, such as water being depicted in blue or black.
Aboriginal Art is art made by the indigenous people of Australia. It includes works in a wide range of media including painting on leaves, wood carving, rock carving, sculpture, and sand painting.
Dot painting consists of various paint colors like yellow ( Sun), brown ( soil), red ( desert sand), and white ( clouds and sky). These are traditional Aboriginal colors. Dot paintings can be painted on anything though in Aboriginal times they used to paint dot pictures on rocks. Mostly indigenous Australians painted images of nature like animals, hands, or lakes. They used to paint stories and legends on caves and rocks to represent their religion as well.