Ainslie Roberts - Australian painter, photographer and commercial artist

Artwork The Desert Ice-Men: More about the painting

The Desert Ice-men - click to enlarge

From central Australia comes the myth of the Ninya, or desert ice-men, whose hair is made of icicles.

In the summer, the Ninya hide away in their caves, but they emerge on winter evenings and cause cold and frost to fall upon the land.

Detail: The Desert Ice-men - click to enlargeAs sunrise approaches, they rush back to their caves before they melt and this rapid movement creates the icy winds of desert mornings.

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