Cosmic creation stories

This is from a series of daily animations exploring Australian Indigenous creation myths over the month of January ’18, using live drawing/animation software (Tagtool on an ipad, captured to a mac using Screenflow). The creation characters are not directly from my (Yuin) mob, but are inspired by the writings of Bill Yidumduma Harney from the Wardaman mob in North Australia (with Dr Hugh Cairns: Dark Sparklers). My Sky creator interpretation of his Sky Boss is perched in the cosmos with a bag of songs and is sending a spear down to the ground to get things started with lightning. With some help from a creation Bird (Wedgetail eagle) and a Spiritual presence within the nebulae (Emu). The original rock paintings of the Lightning brothers in NT are awesome to see, still preserved after tens of thousands of years!

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Mick Finn

Mick Finn a.k.a. Koori B is a contemporary mixed-media artist producing Australian aboriginal-inspired digital paintings and animations with a focus on futuristic tech-creatures and space environment art. From realistic portrayals of galaxies and exo-planets to fictional futuristic character, the wide wide universe is a start point for art that aims to inspire a sense of ʻwowʼ and ʻwhat if?ʼ. As half of Kuki Koori, the live art and music collective, Koori B has animated astronomical illustrations live at various new Zealand venues including Carter Observatory/Space Place (Wellington, NZ) and the 3-day Splore Festival (Auckland, NZ). As well as an ongoing Kuki Koori collaboration with Iain Gordon (keyboardist Fat Freddyʼs Drop, The Roots, The Ebb, Bongmaster) Mick has performed live with varied artists such as Olmecha Supreme, Rhombus and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

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