22 Feb

kaitlin grant winner

Kaitlin LaGrasta, Fourth Year.

Kaitlin is researching the cultural and artistic conceptualizations of the Rainbow Serpent ancestral being from the indigenous cultures of Western Arnhem Land, Australia.  She will examine artwork from the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection in Charlottesville to understand the artistic conventions used to portray the Rainbow Serpent, in order to identify which of the three individual manifestations is depicted in a painting: Yingarna, the mother; Ngalyod, the son; and Ngalkunburriyaymi, the daughter.