Timothy created this etching during a print workshop with Master Printer, Basil Hall. In preparation for the workshop, Timothy visited MAGNT with fellow Jilamara artists to mine the Tiwi Archive to garner inspiration.
Timothy has referenced a bark in the MAGNT collection by Deaf Tommy Mungatopi about Japarra the Moon man as a full moon rising, reflected in the sea.
Japarra is the moon. In Tiwi mythology Japarra flew up to become the moon after he was discovered making love with Was-ai, Purukapali’s wife. Japarra reminds the Tiwi of the life and death cycle (full moon, no moon, new moon).