NGARGA WARENDJ x ANIMALIA - SINGLE BOGONG MOTH METAL ART
Deberer the Bogong Moth were gathered in the high country by our Liwik or Ancestors, during the Biderap or Dry season. They are a very rich source of protein.
Walert Ngarrak Wiybo or Mountain Pygmy-possums wake up from hibernation in Dalulam Brak or Spring hungry for nutritious Bogong Moths to eat - Mick Harding
Single bogong moth - Size: 19cm x 15cm (including spike)
All animals are made from Corten steel which is designed to rust. This gives them long term protection against the elements, and a beautiful patina that shifts with seasons. (If you prefer your animal does not rust you can purchase a product at your local hardware store that you can spray on to delay the rusting process.)
Here are some instructions for easy install
Choose a tree or post that will be your animal's new home.
Ngarga Warendj x Animalia designs look best framed against
open sky, so their silhouette can come to life.
Firmly hold your animal at your chosen height, spiky tip
pointing into the wood.
Use a hammer to bury the tip about 3 cm into the wood,
leaving the animal sitting out.
If you’re finding it difficult to hammer in your
Ngarga Warendj x Animalia design, you’re probably dealing
with a harder wood – try drilling a small pilot hole before hammering your design in.