Welcome to the Garden of Eden

This is the first artwork in the Garden of Eden Art trail. 

Artwork - The Fall

Artist: Troy Mulvien Mardigan

Language: Ngengi'wumirri

Community: Nauiyu - Daly River

Troy learnt how to paint from his grandmother when he was a young boy. He uses traditional stories and styles to integrate his art and faith. Troy attended his first course at Nungalinya when he was 19 years old. He has completed the foundation study course, music and media and is currently also completing a theology certificate. He uses his growing understanding of the Scriptures as inspiration for his paintings.

Troy is actively involved with the art centre in Daly River and hopes to continue sharing his faith in the art industry and the wider Christian community.

The two figures are Adam and Eve. The snake curls around the tree, representing the serpent. The snake tempted them to eat the fruit. The snake 'sung' them, put a curse on them - this is the patterns coming from their heads towards the fruit.

After when Christ found out about what they did, He told them to leave. This is represented in the white lines coming down. It covered the place forever.

Artist Video

Hear Troy sharing about his art journey in this video.